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  • Kapova Cave is a famous Russian Palaeolithic cave. It has painted mammoths, rhinos, horses and a bison on its walls. They were dated by O. N. Bader as being from the end of the Upper Palaeolithic. The cave has two levels, the paintings are mainly in the upper level at some distance from the entrance. This fact is typical for palaeolithic paintings and a...

    12 700 ~
  • The Mammoth spear thrower is a spear thrower in the form of a mammoth, discovered at the rock shelter of Montastruc, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. The spear thrower was carved from a reindeer antler and depicts a mammoth with a hole for an eye which probably held a bone or stone insert originally. The tusks of the mammoth appear on each side but have mostly...

    12 500 ~
  • Creeping Hyena, - prehistoric artifact found in La Madeleine rock shelter in Tursac, Dordogne, France. It can be viewed in the National Prehistory Museum in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac.

    12 000 ~
  • The Venus figurines from Gönnersdorf, at Neuwied, are paleolithic depictions of the female body. The figures consist of carved bone, antler or Mammoth tusk ivory.  These figurines are between 5.4 and 8.7 cm long. At the same place many engravings of animals, human beings and abstract signs on slate were found. The depictions of human beings were much...

    11 500 ~
  • The Venus of Monruz (also Venus of Neuchâtel, Venus of Neuchâtel-Monruz) is a Venus figurine of the late Upper Paleolithic, or the beginning Epipaleolithic, dating to the end of the Magdalenian, some 11,000 years ago. It is a black jet pendant in the shape of a stylized human body, measuring 18 mm in height. It was discovered in 1991, at the construction...

    11 000 ~
  • The Magdalenian (also Madelenian; French: Magdalénien) refers to one of the later cultures of the Upper Paleolithic in western Europe, dating from around 17,000 to 12,000 years ago. It is named after the type site of La Madeleine, a rock shelter located in the Vézère valley, commune of Tursac, in the Dordogne department of France. Wikipedia: Magdalenian

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  • Cueva de las Manos (Spanish for Cave of Hands) is a cave or a series of caves located in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, 163 km (101 mi) south of the town of Perito Moreno. It is famous for (and gets its name from) the paintings of hands. The images of hands are negative painted, that is, stencilled. Most of the hands are left hands, which suggests...

    9 300 ~
  • The Shigir Idol (Russian: Шигирский идол), is the most ancient wooden sculpture in the world,made during the Mesolithic period, around 11,000 BC. The Idol is carved from larch. As identified from the annual rings, the tree was at least 159 years old. Stone tools were used for carving the markings. Wikipeda: Shigir Idol

    9 000 ~
  • Toquepala Caves are located in Toquepela, about 154 kilometres (96 mi) from the city of Tacna, in extreme southeast Peru. They are notable for a number of rock paintings. There are more than 50 rock paintings drawn by the inhabitants of the caves of the Paleolithic age of which 30 were studied. The rock art depicts hunting scenes with armed men hunting...

    7 600 ~
  • Lepenski Vir (Лепенски Вир, Lepen Whirl) is an important Mesolithic archaeological site located in Serbia in central Balkan peninsula The latest radiocarbon and AMS data suggests that the chronology of Lepenski Vir is compressed between 9500/7200-6000 BC. The Lepenskir Vir site consists of one large settlement with around ten satellite villages. Numerous...

    7 000 ~
  • ​Ain Ghazal is a Neolithic site located in North-Western Jordan, on the outskirts of Amman. It dates as far back as 7250 BC, and was inhabited until 5000 BC. At 15 hectares (37 ac), 'Ain Ghazal ranks as one of the largest known prehistoric settlements in the Near East. 'Ain Ghazal is renowned for a set of anthropomorphic statues found buried in pits in...

    6 600 ~
  • The Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük (also Çatal Hüyük) is a baked-clay, nude female form, seated between feline-headed arm-rests. It is generally thought to depict a corpulent and fertile Mother Goddess in the process of giving birth while seated on her throne, which has two hand rests in the form of feline (leopard or panther) heads. The statuette, one of...

    6 000 ~
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