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The Venus of Hohle Fels,  an Upper Paleolithic Venus figurine hewn from ivory of a mammoth tusk found in 2008 near Schelklingen, Germany. dated to between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, belonging to the early Aurignacian, at the very beginning of the Upper Paleolithic, which is associated with the assumed earliest presence of Homo sapiens in Europe (Cro-Magnon). It is the oldest undisputed example of Upper Paleolithic art and figurative prehistoric art

The Venus of Hohle Fels is an Upper Paleolithic Venus figurine dated to between 35 000 and 40 000 years ago, belonging to the early Aurignacian, and is the oldest undisputed example of Upper Paleolithic art and figurative prehistoric art in general

Die Venus vom Hohlefels wurde aus Mammutelfenbein gefertigt. Archetypische Vorstellung von der "Großen Mutter".

Venus of Hohle Fels ( height ) woolly mammoth tusk. Venus figurine found in 2008 near Schelklingen, Germany. It is dated to between 35000 & 40000 years ago. It is the oldest undisputed example of Upper Paleolithic art and figurative prehistoric art.

The world’s oldest flute.  It was carved from the bone of a griffon vulture approximately 35,000 years ago.  Archaeologists found it at Hohle Fels Cave in Germany.

The oldest known flute, carved from a griffon vulture bone approx. Found at Hohle Fels Cave in German. The image of a cave man as a brute should be changed to that of someone who loves music and creates graceful art.

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Cro-Magnon 1 skull // skull // found in 1868 // Les Eyzies, France // ‘Cro-Magnon Man’ is commonly used for the modern humans that inhabited Europe from about to years ago //

venus avdeevo statuette Avdeevo venus, the front view of one of the double venuses

Front a double Venuses, to years old, found at Avdeevo, a paleolithic site near Kursk, Russia.

RARE MOHENJO DARO FERTILITY IDOL. Indus Valley, c. 2500-1500 BC. The female idol with arms crossed under breasts, an animal or child on left arm. 2.25 x 6 inches.

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Mohenjo Daro, Indus Valley, c. BCE, female figurine with arms crossed under breasts, an animal or child on left arm.

Artifacts of Doggerland is a name given by archaeologists and geologists to a former landmass in the southern North Sea that connected the island of Great Britain to mainland Europe during and after the last Ice Age, surviving until about 6,500 or 6,200 BC and then gradually being flooded by rising sea .

"Venus of Brassempouy" -- BCE -- Upper Paleolithic Era -- Fragmentary, Ivory (mammoth tusk) figurine discovered in a cave near Brassempouy, France in The earliest known realistically-fashioned image of a woman.

Some forty prehistoric engravings, more than 14,000 years old, have been discovered in Finistere, at the town of Plougastel-Daoulas, in Brittany (northwestern France). Depicting several animals, these artistic vestiges date back to the Upper...

Some forty prehistoric engravings, more than years old, have been discovered in Finistere, at the town of Plougastel-Daoulas, in Brittany (northwestern France). Naudinot/PLOS ONE

Laussel, Dordogne, Frankrijk  datering: paleolithicum, 20.000 - 18.000 v.o.j.

The Venus of Laussel - La Femme à la Corne, It probably dates to 27 000 - 22

Image 2. Swimming reindeer, showing the other side. Mammoth tusk. From the rockshelter of Montastruc, Tarn et Garonne, France Late Magdalenian, 12,500 years old

Image Swimming reindeer, showing the other side. From the rockshelter of Montastruc, Tarn et Garonne, France Late Magdalenian, years old

World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from 14,000 years ago. A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago.

World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from years ago. A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape.

Carved Ivory Mesopotamian Votive Figurine of the Goddess Ishtar, Circa 3000 BCE. Ishtar, known as Inanna to the Sumerians, was universal as a goddess in various forms in the ancient middle east. She was the Akkadian supreme goddess of sexual love and fertility and was also the goddess of war, ‘the lady of battles’. Her symbol was an eight pointed star that was identified with the planet Venus; later the Romans knew her by this name.

Carved Ivory Mesopotamian Votive Figurine of the Goddess Ishtar, Circa 3000 BCE.

NEOLITHIC ANATOLIAN Mother Goddess on feline throne (birthing chair?). Figurine from Level II, Catal Huyuk. (c. 5700 BCE) Turkey.

Mother Goddess on feline throne (possibly a birthing chair), ca. The Neolithic Anatolian Figurine from Level II, Catal Huyuk, Turkey.

La Gran Diosa honra los misterios del cuerpo femenino reflejados en su útero y en la luna creciente y menguante que nos enseñan que la existencia no se desarrolla en una línea recta, ni siquiera en un círculo, sino en una espiral de crecimiento eterno.

Carved Female (“Venus”) figure holding horn with markings, from Laussel, France, ca. It's been suggested that the 13 notches on the ‘horn’ she is holding represent the number of moons/ menstrual cycles in a year.

Vogelhert Cave -- 35,000 Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: 7.5 grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory

Vogelherd Cave, Vogelherdhöhlen - Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine is one of the oldest know pieces of individual artwork in the archaeological record.