Posts Tagged ‘prehistoric’

Tibetan Hand and Footprints May Be Oldest Prehistoric Art

Scientists have discovered an exciting new example of prehistoric art high on the Tibetan Plateau: a set of ancient children’s hand and footprints. If the dating of between 169,000 and 226,000 years ago is correct, this find represents “the oldest example of parietal [prehistoric] art ever discovered,” claim the researchers. Ancient Art or Accident? Until […]

Lipci’s Prehistoric Rock Paintings: Montenegro’s Primitive Art Site

Prehistoric rock paintings are a true rarity in the Balkan region of southeast Europe. Of course, the region is a hotspot for all kinds of very ancient history, but oddly enough primitive rock paintings seem to be almost non-existent. This is particularly true for the region’s maritime area, in today’s Croatia and Montenegro. For this […]

Prehistoric Guennol Stargazer Idol to Stay in the US, Court Rules

After eight steamy days in a U.S. court, it was ruled that a 6,000-year-old artifact will stay in the country. A Manhattan judge firmly rejected Turkish antiquities authorities’ claim for the return of the ancient Guennol Stargazer idol statue. Known as both the finest and largest of only 15 intact Kiliya type Anatolian marble female […]

Comparing the Prehistoric Stone Symbols of Scotland and the Judaculla Rock

Within the rolling green hills of Scotland, slumber thousands of ancient stones bejeweled with mysterious glyphs. Across the proverbial pond, hidden in the great Appalachians of America’s North Carolina, a near identical stone sleeps near a mountain summit – the Judaculla Rock . How can it be that the same symbols appear in both Prehistoric […]

Plato’s Prehistoric Athens Destroyed In A Neolithic Landslide

The Ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote his Atlantis story in two documents called the Timaeus and Critias. These writings date from about 360 BC and are the only known works that describe the Atlantean civilization in detail. Most modern scholars argue that Plato fabricated the entire story of Atlantis to illustrate his political theories. Other […]

Oldest Wine in Europe Found at Prehistoric Greek Site

Archaeologists undertaking excavations at the prehistoric settlement of Dikili Tash in northern Greece have completed analyses of wine samples from ancient ceramics revealing evidence of wine dating back to 4200 BC . These are believed to be the oldest known traces of wine in Europe! The Site of Dikili Tash Dikili Tash is situated 1.2 […]

More Than Summer Solstice – Prehistoric Calendar Revealed at Stonehenge

As the Summer Solstice for the northern hemisphere has come around, the craving to celebrate at the world-famous Stonehenge Neolithic site has again proven irresistible to crowds of people wishing to watch the Sun rise above the Heel Stone and shine on the central altar. For those in the northern hemisphere, this is a time when the Sun’s path stops […]

Giant Water Tank In Italy Linked to Prehistoric Ritual Practices

Scientists applying a precise form of radiocarbon dating technology have successfully dated an important and mysterious below-ground monument located in northern Italy. The prehistoric water tank is obscure in its purpose, but the experts think they have it cracked. Using their own patented methodology, experts at the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory in Ithica, New York have […]

40 prehistoric, ancient relics restored to closest original states

TEHRAN – A total of 40 Iranian relics, which date from the prehistorical times to the Islamic era, have recently been restored to their closest original states. “40 historical and cultural objects have been restored in Markazi province. Dating from various prehistorical eras to the Seljuk era, the relics include a needle, arrowhead, clamp, crucifix, […]

Did Autism Make the Denisovans Savants of the Prehistoric Age?

A genetic study hints strongly that the Denisovans, who roamed the earth down to the end of the last ice age, possessed autistic skills, which were then passed on to their modern-human descendants. If correct, then this might at last provide an explanation for the Denisovan’s advanced human behavior and technological innovations. More than this, […]

A prehistoric Saudi Arabian loved a dog 6,000 years ago

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Ornate Prehistoric Bronze Sword Excavated In Denmark

A bronze sword has been extracted from the ground in Denmark. Archaeologists are amazed at the excellent condition in which it has been found, including its wood and horn hilt which have survived for around 3000 years. A ‘Unique’ 3,000-year-old Find Chief Inspector Jesper Hansen of Odense City Museums has been ‘delighted’ by the find, […]

5000-Year-Old Prehistoric Temple Discovered On Scottish Island

An ancient “cursus monument” was discovered at the Tormore site on the Isle of Arran. The archaeologists working at the site think it is likely that people traveled from all over what is today Scotland to the western island around 5,000 years ago to visit this prehistoric temple. A chambered cairn was discovered at this […]

Pumas, Cougars And Jaguars: Feline Deities Of Prehistoric South America

The Andean mountain lion, often called the South American cougar, ( Puma concolor ), is perhaps best known simply as the puma, and this manhunter ruled the forests and jungles of western South America, from Colombia and Venezuela to  Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Several species have been identified in ancient South America: from Chile, Puma concolor puma  named by explorer Juan Ignacio Molina in 1782; from Argentina, […]

Stepping Back in Time at Skara Brae: A Neolithic Settlement in the Heart of Prehistoric Orkney

In 1850, a fierce storm hit the Bay o’ Skaill on the main island of the Orkney island archipelago. In doing so, it ripped grass from a hill, then known as Skerrabra, to reveal the remnants of an ancient stone house. Further investigations revealed that the hill and its immediate vicinity had once been the […]

Titanoboa: The Monster Snake that Ruled Prehistoric Colombia

You may not want to read about this frightening creature if you suffer to any degree from ophidiophobia, or even if you are about to embark on a camping trip. Titanoboa fossils show it was the largest snake in the world. It lived during the Paleocene epoch, about 60 million years ago, so you are […]

Mass Murder, Megalithic Music, and Misconduct in Prehistoric Malta

Despite claims by experts and historians, not all of human history can be easily explained and many mysteries still remain. Just south of Sicily, surrounded by sapphire waters and sun-soaked shores, the islands of Malta hold many secrets. Prehistoric Malta, along with her sister island Gozo, is filled with archaeological sites including dwellings, temples, and […]

Ice Age Figurines and the Sanctity of Prehistoric Obesity

While we all know too much icing can lead to obesity, a new study now says too much “Ice Age” can too, linking the famous Ice Age Venus figurines with a widespread prehistoric desire for “female obesity.” According to a 2019 Lab Blog article, “ Fat shaming ” won’t solve the world’s obesity epidemic, and the […]

The Prehistoric Survivors of the Doggerland Tsunami Event

Thousands of years ago, mainland Europe and the UK were attached by a landmass called Doggerland. A tsunami hit that land and it was believed for a time that almost all of the hunter-gatherers who were living there were lost in the natural disaster. However, a team of researchers have re-assessed the devastation caused by […]

Humans Took Pleasant Detours on the Prehistoric Route to Europe

New research shows that the environment is a key factor in mapping the prehistoric routes that humans took when they headed out of Africa towards Europe. More favorable climates enticed Homo sapiens into creating detours along that long journey to new lands. About 100,000 years ago, anatomically modern humans were in the Levant at sites […]

Prehistoric Spanish Massacre Rewrites the History of War in Europe

A study of victims of a Spanish prehistoric massacre is providing researchers with new insights into the evolution of warfare. Archaeologists have found evidence of a sacked settlement and the brutal slaughter of most of its inhabitants, including women and children. The Spanish prehistoric massacre evidence changes the view that large-scale warfare was introduced into […]

Prehistoric Architecture

By Sir Banister Fletcher (1946) …Ah, to build, to build, that is the noblest art of all the arts. Painting and Sculpture are but images, are merely shadows cast by outward things on stone or canvas, having in themselves no separate existence. Architecture, existing in itself, and not in seeming a something it is not, […]

What ancient footprints may tell us the life of children in prehistoric times

     Western society has a rather specific view of what a good childhood should be like; protecting, sheltering and legislating to ensure compliance with it. However, perceptions of childhood vary greatly with geography, culture and time. What was it like to be a child in prehistoric times, for example – in the absence of toys, […]

Prehistoric Musicians of Europe – Mammoth Ivory and Bird Bone Flutes from 40,000 BCE

The researchers have obtained important new radiocarbon dates for bones found in the same archaeological layers as a variety of musical instruments. The instruments take the form of flutes made from the bird bones and mammoth ivory. They were excavated at a key site in Germany, which is widely believed to have been occupied by […]

Prehistoric Europe – The Birthplace of Art

By March of the Titans The Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains some of the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. It is located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche […]

Cologne top cop caught in NYE sex-assault cover-up claims

A leaked report contradicts the police chief’s statements that authorities had little or no information about the background of the attackers. “Among the identity checks that were carried out, the majority of people were only able to produce evidence of registration as an asylum seeker from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees [BAMF],” read […]

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