Stone Age animals
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Stone Age art
TOOLS: Prehistoric artists employed a wide variety of painting methods, using their fingers first and later pointed sticks, bone, pads of moss wrapped in hide or brushes made of animal hair, feathers or vegetable fibre. Ochre crayons were also used to apply pigment directly onto the surface. They also used spray painting techniques, by spitting out the mixed paint from their mouths and even using reeds or specially hollowed bones - saliva acts as a binder
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Animal skins had many uses, including making clothes. First the skins had to be prepared so that they did not split apart. Each skin was stretched out on the ground and scraped to remove the animal fat. Then it was smoothed with a bone tool to make it supple and easier to work with.