Oldest Rock Art in North America Revealed | Alternative | Before It's News
On the west side of Nevada's dried-up Winnemucca Lake, there are several limestone boulders with deep, ancient carvings; some resemble ...
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago.
the Lion Lady Venus - carved from mammoth ivory. It was found in the cave of Hohlenstein-Stadel in the Valley of Lone, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), in 1931, dated as Aurignacian
Stone Age | Definition, Tools, Art, & Facts
Stone Age, prehistoric cultural stage, or level of human development, characterized by the creation and use of stone tools. The Stone Age, whose origin coincides with the discovery of the oldest known stone tools, which have been dated to some 3.3 million years ago, is usually divided into three separate periods.
Venus of Galgenberg; a figurine of the Paleolithic Aurignacian culture, dated to c. 30,000 years ago; discovered in 1988 close to Stratzing, Austria, (not far from the site of the Venus of Willendorf); sculpted from green serpentine rock.
La Vénus de Hohle Fels ou Vénus de Schelklingen (Allemagne) / 35 000 à 40 000 ans BP /culture archéologique aurignacienne, tout début du Paléolithique supérieur. Actuellement la plus ancienne œuvre d'art figurative.
Short Sharp Science: World's oldest portrait reveals the ice-age mind
(Image: Moravian Museum, Anthropos Institute) Twenty-six thousand years ago in the Czech Republic, one of our ice-age ancestors selected a hunk of mammoth ivory and carved this enigmatic portrait of a woman - the oldest ever found. By looking at artefacts like this as works of art, rather than archaeological finds, a new exhibition at the British Museum in London hopes to help us see them and their creators with new eyes.
As early as the 6th millennium BC, three millennia before Dynastic Egypt, the Vinca culture was already a genuine civilisation. A typical town consisted of houses with complex architectural layouts and several rooms, built of wood that was covered in mud. The houses sat along streets, thus making Vinca the first urban settlement in Europe, but equally being older than the cities of Mesopotamia and Egypt.
The Altamira cave paintings
Modern painters have been influenced by the Altamira cave paintings. After a visit, Pablo Picasso exclaimed "after Altamira, all is decadence". - Dopo Altamira, tutto è decadenza, esclamò Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, incantato dinanzi allo spettacolo delle pitture rupestri nella grotta spagnola di Altamira. Molti pittori sono stati influenzati dalle opere delle grotte di Altamira.
Trypilian Earthenware: The Trypilians were a Stone Age people who lived in what is now Ukraine from 5400–2700 B.C. Apparently they created the largest settlements in the world (that we know of), only to burn them down and fade away. Makes you wonder if it was disease, war or just relocating and not wanting to share...