Animation Timeline 32,985 BC: Cave Painting

One of the Earliest forms of animation recorded within History, the first recorded Cave painting is said to be at least 35,000 years old and is believed originate from Africa. This is consider animation due to the fact that it is not only one of the very first recorded art pieces in history but is also tells a story with more then one image e.g. bulls been recorded on the walls of caves to show which direction they where herded by prehistoric man.

This video explains the history of the earliest recorded cave painting.

Cave Paintings Documentary

Cave Paintings Imagery

This form of animation is used for several century’s until we started to develop a more sophisticated means of communication that involved both words and means of animation.

The reason why this is one the history of animation is due to the fact that it is one of man kinds earliest forms of communication and was the starting point of mankind’s art, what I mean by that is this early form of communication is an art form that uses simple imagery to show what one person wants to another so the image above shows the size of one of the buffalo a group of cave men hunted.

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