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  • The Venus of Tan-Tan is an alleged artifact found in Morocco. It and its contemporary, the Venus of Berekhat Ram, have been claimed as the earliest representations of the human form. Critics, notably Professor Stanley Ambrose of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,contend the rock's shape is the result of natural weathering and erosion which...

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  • The Venus of Berekhat Ram is a pebble found at Berekhat Ram on the Golan Heights in the summer of 1981 by archaeologist N. Goren-Inbar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. An article by Goren-Inbar and S. Peltz (1995) claims it has been modified to represent a female human figure, identifying it as a possible artefact made by Homo erectus of the later...

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  • Blombos Cave is an archaeological site located in Blombosfontein Nature Reserve, about 300 km east of Cape Town on the Southern Cape coastline, South Africa. The cave contains Middle Stone Age deposits currently dated at between c. 100,000 and 70,000 years before present. The cave site was first excavated in 1991 and field work has been conducted there on...

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  • The Löwenmensch figurine or Lion man of the Hohlenstein Stadel is a very early prehistoric sculpture that was discovered in the Hohlenstein-Stadel, a German cave in 1939. The lion-headed figurine, alternately called (by its German names) Löwenmensch (lion-human) and Löwenfrau (lion-woman), is an ivory sculpture that is both the oldest known zoomorphic...

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  • Gorham's Cave is a natural sea cave in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, considered to be one of the last known habitations of the Neanderthals in Europe. A symbolic rock engraving was found in the cave during July 2012. An international team of researchers carrying out excavations in the cave uncovered a series of criss-crossing lines covering...

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  • he Venus of Hohle Fels (also known as the Venus of Schelklingen; in German variously Venus vom Hohlen Fels, vom Hohle Fels; Venus von Schelklingen) is an Upper Paleolithic figurine of a woman hewn from the ivory of a mammoth tusk that was found in 2008 near Schelklingen, Germany. It is dated to between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, belonging to the early...

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  • The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. Hundreds of animal paintings have been catalogued, depicting at least 13 different species, including some rarely or never found...

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  • The Venus of Galgenberg is a Venus figurine of the Aurignacian. It was discovered in 1988 close to Stratzing, Austria, not far from the site of the Venus of Willendorf. The figurine measures 7.2 cm in height and weighs 10 g. It is sculptured from green Serpentine rock. Wikipedia: Venus of GalgenbergDonsmaps: The Galgenberg Venus - Fanny

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  • The Venus of Dolní Věstonice (Czech: Věstonická Venuše) is a Venus figurine, a ceramic statuette of a nude female figure dated to 29,000–25,000 BCE (Gravettian industry), which was found at the Paleolithic site Dolní Věstonice. This figurine, together with a few others from nearby locations, is the oldest known ceramic article in the world. The statuette...

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  • The Apollo 11 Cave is an archeological site in the ǁKaras Region of south-western Namibia. Cave was given its name by German archaeologist Wolfgang Erich Wendt who was working in the cave when he heard of the Apollo 11 crew's successful return to Earth on July 24, 1969. The cave contained some of the oldest pieces of mobile art ever discovered in southern...

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  • The Venus of Willendorf, now known in academia as the Woman of Willendorf, is a 11.1-centimetre (4.4 in) high statuette of a female figure. It was found in 1908 at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in Lower Austria. It is carved from an oolitic limestone that is not local to the area, and tinted with red ochre. The purpose of the carving is...

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  • The Venus of Brassempouy (French: la Dame de Brassempouy, meaning "Lady of Brassempouy", or Dame à la Capuche, "Lady with the Hood") is a fragmentary ivory figurine. It was discovered in a cave at Brassempouy, France in 1892. About 25,000 years old, it is one of the earliest known realistic representations of a human face. The Venus of Brassempouy was...

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