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Art Before the Written Word
       
                   
           
           
                     
 

 Map of Pre Historic Europe.

  Woman from Brassempouy, France. Ivory, 22,000 BCE

 

  Lion-Human from Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany. Mammoth ivory, 30,000-26,000 BCE

 

  Woman from Willendorf, Austria. Limestone, 22,000-21,000 BCE   Wall painting with four horses, Chauvet cave, France. Paint on limestone, 28,000 BCE  
                     
           
           
                     
  Plan of Lascaux cave, France.  

Lascaux cave. Paint on limestone, 15,000-13,000 BCE

  Lascaux cave   Lascaux cave

 

  Lascaux cave  
                     
           
           
                     
  Lascaux cave   Bison, on the ceiling of a cave at Altamira, Spain. Paint on limestone, 12,000 BCE   Jomon vessel, ceramic, 10,000 BCE   "The Iceman", 5000 years old (?) man found in the Otztal, near Finailspitze   "The Iceman"  
                     
           
           
                     
  "The Iceman"

 

  "The Iceman"

 

  "The Iceman"

 

 

  Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England. 2750-1500 BCE   Diagram of Stonehenge

 

 
                     
           
           

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  Stonehenge   Stonehenge

 

  Colossal head, from La Venta, Mexico. Basalt, 900-500 BCE   Ancestor figures (moai?), Easter Island, Polynesia. Volcanic stone, 1500-1000 CE