Upper Paleolithic
The Upper Paleolithic (or Upper Palaeolithic, Late Stone Age) is the third and last subdivision of the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age as it is understood in Europe, Africa and Asia. Very broadly, it dat...
Upper Paleolithic - Wikipedia
Animated map shows how humans migrated across the globe
It's tough to know what happened on Earth thousands of years before anyone started writing anything down. But thanks to the amazing work of anthropologists a...
Dogs 'Can Trace Origins To Central Asia'
The ancestors of today's dogs were domesticated in Central Asia, according to the most comprehensive genetic survey yet. Dogs are the most diverse animal on the planet - a legacy of thousands of years...
The Ceremonial Sounds That Accompanied Natufian Funerals, 15,000 Years Ago
They decorated graves with flowers, held ceremonial meals before their funerals, and – as a new study from the University of Haifa now shows – the Natufians who lived in our region 15,000 – 11,500 yea...
Venus figurines - Venus of Dolní Věstonice Movie & Slideshow (Kieran Griffith)
The Venus of Dolní Vestonice (Czech: Vestonická Venuše) is a Venus figurine, a ceramic statuette of a nude female figure dated to between 29000 and 25000 B...
Venus figurines - In Focus: Venus Figurines
Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology.
Venus figurines
Piedras vivas y silvestres - Un himno a la vida Obras de Silvio Lorenzini. Fertilidades. Entre éstas se destacan las réplicas de las Venus, prehistóricas est...
Recent African origin of modern humans
In paleoanthropology, the recent African origin of modern humans, or the "Out of Africa" theory, is the most widely accepted model of the geographic origin and early migration of anatomically modern h...
Recent African origin of modern humans - Wikipedia
Aurignacian
The Aurignacian culture (/ɔrɪɡˈneɪʃən/ or /ɔrɪnˈjeɪʃən/) is an archaeological culture of the Upper Palaeolithic, located in Europe and southwest Asia. It lasted broadly within the period from ca. 45,...
Aurignacian - Wikipedia
Gravettian
The Gravettian toolmaking culture was a specific archaeological industry of the European Upper Paleolithic era prevalent before the last glacial epoch. It is named after the site of La Gravette in th...
Gravettian - Wikipedia
Magdalenian
The Magdalenian (French: Magdalénien) refers to one of the later cultures of the Upper Paleolithic in western Europe, dating from around 17,000 to 12,000 years ago. It is named after the type site of ...
Magdalenian - Wikipedia
Grimaldi Man
Grimaldi man was a name given in the early 20th century to an Italian find of two paleolithic skeletons. When found, the skeletons were the subject of dubious scientific theories on human evolution, p...
Grimaldi Man - Wikipedia
Dogs 'Can Trace Origins To Central Asia'
The ancestors of today's dogs were domesticated in Central Asia, according to the most comprehensive genetic survey yet. Dogs are the most diverse animal on the planet - a legacy of thousands of years...
The Ceremonial Sounds That Accompanied Natufian Funerals, 15,000 Years Ago
They decorated graves with flowers, held ceremonial meals before their funerals, and – as a new study from the University of Haifa now shows – the Natufians who lived in our region 15,000 – 11,500 yea...
Origin of the domestic dog
The origins of the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris) is the subject of ongoing genetic and archaeological study. Recent evidence based on nuclear DNA points to a single domesti...
Origin of the domestic dog - Wikipedia
Mousterian Pluvial
The Mousterian Pluvial was an extended wet and rainy period in the climate history of North Africa. It occurred during the Upper Paleolithic era, beginning around 50,000 years before the present (B.P)...
Périgordian
Périgordian is a term for several distinct but related Upper Upper Palaeolithic cultures which are thought by some archaeologists to represent a contiguous tradition. It existed between c.35,000 BP an...
Sebilian
Sebilian is a pre-historic archaeological culture in Egypt spanning the period c.13,000-10,000 B.C.
The culture is known by the name given by Edmond Vignard to finds he located at Kom Ombo on th...
Pinhole Cave Man
The Pinhole Cave man or Pin Hole Cave Man is the common name for an engraving of a human figure on a woolly rhinoceros rib bone dating to the Upper Paleolithic that is now in the British Museum (catal...
Magdalenian Girl
Magdalenian Girl is the common name for a skeleton of an early modern human dating from 13,000 to 11,000 BCE, in the Magdalenian period. The remains were discovered in 1911 in southwestern France in t...
Venus of Brassempouy
The Venus of Brassempouy (French: la Dame de Brassempouy, meaning "Lady of Brassempouy", or Dame à la Capuche, "Lady with the Hood") is a fragmentary ivory figurine from the Upper Palaeolithic. It wa...
Venus of Brassempouy - Wikipedia
Venus figurines
A Venus figurine is any Upper Paleolithic statuette portraying a woman with exaggerated physical features. Most have been unearthed in Europe, but others have been found as far away as Siberia, extend...
Venus figurines - Wikipedia
Wolf bone
A tally (or tally stick) was an ancient memory aid device used to record and document numbers, quantities, or even messages. Tally sticks first appear as animal bones carved with notches, in the Uppe...
Ksar Akil
Ksar Akil is an archeological site 10 km northeast of Beirut in Lebanon. It is located about 800 metres (2,600 ft) west of Antelias spring on the north bank of the northern tributary of the ...
Ksar Akil - Wikipedia
Neanderthal extinction hypotheses
Neanderthal extinction refers to the sudden disappearance of Neanderthals during a time when modern humans began to emerge in Eurasia. Since the discovery of Neanderthal remains, both the Neanderthal...
Neanderthal extinction hypotheses - Wikipedia
Cueva de La Pasiega
Cueva de La Pasiega, or Cave of La Pasiega, situated in the Spanish municipality of Puente Viesgo, is one of the most important monuments of Paleolithic art in Cantabria. It is included in the UNESCO ...
Cueva de La Pasiega - Wikipedia
Bølling oscillation
The Bølling oscillation was a warm interstadial period between the Oldest Dryas and Older Dryas stadials, at the end of the last glacial period. It is named after a peat sequence discovered at Bøllin...