- Glossary definition: Palaeolithic Art
Palaeolithic Art
(40,000 - 12,000 BCE)

Art is first identified throughout Western and Central Europe beginning in the late Palaeolithic's Upper section, approximately 40,000 years ago when - using tools of flint and bone, they created sculptures and ornaments of ivory, bone, or clay, and they painted and engraved pictures and abstract signs on the walls, ceilings, and floors of the stone ledges and caves where they sought shelter