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  • The Venus of Moravany is a small prehistoric female figurine discovered in Slovakia. It was ploughed up sometime before 1930 by the farmer Štefan Hulman-Petrech in Podkovica near the village of Moravany nad Váhom. It is made of mammoth tusk ivory and is dated to 22,800 BCE, which places it in upper Paleolithic times. Wikipedia: Venus of Moravany Donsmaps:...

    22 800 ~
  • The Venus of Savignano is a venus figurine made from soft greenstone (serpentine) dating back to the Upper Paleolithic, which was discovered in 1925 near Savignano sul Panaro in the Province of Modena, Italy. With 22.5 cm (8.9 in) in height, 4.8 cm (1.9 in) in width and 5.2 cm (2.0 in) in depth, and with a weight of 586.5 g (20.69 oz), it's one of the...

    22 500 ~
  • The Venus figurines of Mal’ta (also: Malta) are several palaeolithic figurines of women found in Siberia, Russia. They consist most often of ivory. Delporte writes of 29 figurines altogether. Most of these statuettes show stylized clothes. Quite often the face is depicted. They were discovered at Mal'ta, at the Angara River, near Lake Baikal in Irkutsk...

    20 000 ~
  • The Cave of Altamira is a cave in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands. It was the first cave, in which prehistoric cave paintings were discovered. When the discovery was first made public in 1880, it led to a bitter public controversy between experts which...

    18 500 ~
  • Bradshaw rock paintings, Bradshaw rock art, Bradshaw figures or The Bradshaws, are terms used to describe one of the two major regional traditions of rock art found in the north-west Kimberley region of Western Australia. The identity of who painted these figures and the age of the art are contended within archaeology and amongst Australian rock art...

    17 500 ~
  • Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. The cave contains nearly 2,000 figures,...

    17 300 ~
  • Font-de-Gaume is a cave near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in the Dordogne départment of south-west France. The cave contains prehistoric polychrome cave paintings and engravings dating to the Magdalenian period. Discovered in 1901, more than 200 images have been identified in Font-de-Gaume. To date, 230 figures have been recorded in the cave, and it is...

    17 000 ~
  • Bison Licking Insect Bite is a prehistoric carving by an unknown artist of the Upper Paleolithic, found at Abri de la Madeleine near Tursac in Dordogne, France, the type-site of the Magdalenian culture, which produced many fine small carvings in antler or bone. It is a carved and engraved fragment of a spear-thrower made of reindeer antler. It depicts the...

    15 000 ~
  • The Swimming Reindeer is the name given to a 13,000 year old Magdalenian sculpture of two swimming reindeer conserved in the British Museum. The sculpture was made in France by an unknown artist who carved the artwork from the tip of a mammoth tusk. The sculpture was found in two pieces in 1866, but it was not until the early 20th century that Abbé Henri...

    13 000 ~
  • 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 ~
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