Sixth-grade students at Chatterton School have been studying an important time in history known as the Stone Age. After learning about the hunter-gatherers from the Paleolithic Period, they took a virtual tour of Lascaux Prehistoric Cave paintings.
The Caves of Lascaux are located in southwestern France and contain some of the best-known Paleolithic art in the world. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. The images on the walls are of large animals that lived in the area at the time. After taking the tour of the caves, the students created their own cave paintings inspired by the images they saw along with other examples of primitive art online.
“We used butcher paper as our cave walls and oil pastels to mimic the paints made from natural resources at that time. It was a lot of fun and a great hands-on experience for the students,” explained sixth grade teacher Laura Bonet.