Ancient Art: Petroglyphs


In our lessons this week, we discussed the importance of symbols as language before the written word. We looked at our world map to see the location of the art, and discuss the methods and tools that indigenous people used to create. My assistant, Ashley, shared photos and told us about her adventure to SE Oregon to view Native American Petroglyphs. We looked at images and compared the similarities of Petroglyphs in North America, Africa, Australia, and Venezuela, and I made terracotta tiles for the students to carve and create their own versions.


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