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The Galgenberg Venus - Fanny   The oldest figurine of a woman apart from the Berekhat Ram figure ever found, was created around 30 000 B.C.

The Galgenberg Venus - Fanny The oldest figurine of a woman apart from the Berekhat Ram figure ever found, was created around 30 000 B.C.

Detail man and woman,  Cucuteni culture, Romania (7000 - 3500 BC)

Detail man and woman, Cucuteni culture, Romania (7000 - 3500 BC)

Shown, from the top left: Italy, Sudan, Egypt, Russia, Ecuador, Siberia, France, Morocco, Alaska, Japan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Mexico, China, Zimbabwe, Manchuria, Iraq, Iran, Peru, Turkey, Brazil, Utah, Hungary, Chad, India, Greenland, Mexico, Honduras, Argentina, Britain, Israel, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Illinois, Kurdistan, Sulawesi, Louisiana, Brazil, Kenya, Sudan.

Shown, from the top left: Italy, Sudan, Egypt, Russia, Ecuador, Siberia, France, Morocco, Alaska, Japan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Mexico, China, Zimbabwe, Manchuria, Iraq, Iran, Peru, Turkey, Brazil, Utah, Hungary, Chad, India, Greenland, Mexico, Honduras, Argentina, Britain, Israel, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Illinois, Kurdistan, Sulawesi, Louisiana, Brazil, Kenya, Sudan.

Erdinç Bakla, Çatalhöyük Mother-Goddess 2. red pottery clay, 17x16x28 cm, 1990

Erdinç Bakla, Çatalhöyük Mother-Goddess 2. red pottery clay, 17x16x28 cm, 1990

Venus of RenancourtA limestone statuette of a shapely woman some 23,000 years old has been discovered in northern France in what archaeologists described as an ‘exceptional’ find. Archaeologists stumbled on the Paleolithic era sculpture during a dig in the summer in Amiens, the first such find in half a century.> donsmaps.com

Venus of RenancourtA limestone statuette of a shapely woman some 23,000 years old has been discovered in northern France in what archaeologists described as an ‘exceptional’ find. Archaeologists stumbled on the Paleolithic era sculpture during a dig in the summer in Amiens, the first such find in half a century.> donsmaps.com

Egyptian Predynastic Female Figurine dating to circa 3650-3300 B.C. Terracotta, 11 1/2 in. (29.3 cm) high. Located in the Brooklyn Museum

Egyptian Predynastic Female Figurine dating to circa 3650-3300 B.C. Terracotta, 11 1/2 in. (29.3 cm) high. Located in the Brooklyn Museum

Lion man, Löwenmensch, carved from mammoth ivory, is 30 cm high and 6 cm in diameter. It was found in the cave of Hohlenstein-Stadel in the Valley of Lone, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), in 1931, recently dated to 40 000 BC making it the oldest sculpture known. It is now determined to be male. The arms bear striations carved into the ivory. It is pieced together from more than 1000 tiny pieces. Ulmer Museum. Ulm.

Lion man, Löwenmensch, carved from mammoth ivory, is 30 cm high and 6 cm in diameter. It was found in the cave of Hohlenstein-Stadel in the Valley of Lone, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), in 1931, recently dated to 40 000 BC making it the oldest sculpture known. It is now determined to be male. The arms bear striations carved into the ivory. It is pieced together from more than 1000 tiny pieces. Ulmer Museum. Ulm.

Venere di Hohle Fels - 40000-35000 anni fa - avorio di mammut scolpito a tutto tondo - dalla caverna di Hohle Fels, Germania - Museo di Blaubeuren, Germania.     #MR

Venere di Hohle Fels - 40000-35000 anni fa - avorio di mammut scolpito a tutto tondo - dalla caverna di Hohle Fels, Germania - Museo di Blaubeuren, Germania. #MR

Head of the bird-like woman from the bird-drawn wagon Detail of 07-02-02/20 and 06-02-03/66 From Dupljaja, location Grad, Serbia Terracotta (15th BCE) (c) Photograph by Erich Lessing

Head of the bird-like woman from the bird-drawn wagon Detail of 07-02-02/20 and 06-02-03/66 From Dupljaja, location Grad, Serbia Terracotta (15th BCE) (c) Photograph by Erich Lessing

Pre-Historic Female Figure

Pre-Historic Female Figure

Vogelhert Cave -- 35,000 Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: 7.5 grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine is one of the oldest know pieces of individual artwork in the archaeological record. Click through for the article in its entirety.

Vogelhert Cave -- 35,000 Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: 7.5 grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine is one of the oldest know pieces of individual artwork in the archaeological record. Click through for the article in its entirety.

omgthatartifact:  Fertility Figure Egypt, 1640-1532 BC Christie’s

omgthatartifact: Fertility Figure Egypt, 1640-1532 BC Christie’s

A tiny tot from 45 thousand years ago. The majority of Neanderthal bones found are small children. A testament to the fact that life was hard during the last ice age.  Perhaps children born in the dead of winter never made it. There have been baby Neanderthal bones found in caves amongst the refuse piles suggesting infanticide as well.

A tiny tot from 45 thousand years ago. The majority of Neanderthal bones found are small children. A testament to the fact that life was hard during the last ice age. Perhaps children born in the dead of winter never made it. There have been baby Neanderthal bones found in caves amongst the refuse piles suggesting infanticide as well.

Figurine, Cucuteni-Trypillian culture (also known as Cucuteni culture, from Romanian; Trypillian culture, from Ukrainian; or Tripolye culture, from Russian) is a Neolithic archaeological culture which existed from approximately ca. 5500-2750 BCE, from the Carpathian Mountains to the Dniester and Dnieper regions in modern-day Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine.

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Figurine, Cucuteni-Trypillian culture (also known as Cucuteni culture, from Romanian; Trypillian culture, from Ukrainian; or Tripolye culture, from Russian) is a Neolithic archaeological culture which existed from approximately ca. 5500-2750 BCE, from the Carpathian Mountains to the Dniester and Dnieper regions in modern-day Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Venere di Lespugue, ca. 25000 anni fa, avorio di mammut scolpito a tutto tondo. Da Lespugue, Francia. Musée de l'Homme, Parigi, Francia.

Venere di Lespugue, ca. 25000 anni fa, avorio di mammut scolpito a tutto tondo. Da Lespugue, Francia. Musée de l'Homme, Parigi, Francia.

Venus figure, Paleolithic, c. 20,000 B.C., Sandstone.  Found: France

Venus figure, Paleolithic, c. 20,000 B.C., Sandstone. Found: France