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Pigment blocks Three blocks of red ochre from which pigment has been removed. Late Upper Palaeolithic (Magdalenian period) about 18,000–12,000 years ago.

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1 Pigment blocks Three blocks of red ochre from which pigment has been removed. Late Upper Palaeolithic (Magdalenian period) about 18,000–12,000 years ago. Les Eyzies, Dordogne, France. Figurative art occurred for the first time in Europe during the Upper Palaeolithic period. Paints were from natural sources such as ochre, manganese and chalk. Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN a-c )

2 Vinca figurine Figurine of seated person, with incised and painted decoration probably representing clothing.Late Neolithic (Vinča period), about BC Vinča-Belo Brdo tell, Serbia Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

3 Tripolye figurine Female figurine, with traces of painted decoration.Late Neolithic (Late Tripolye period) about 3800–3400 BC. Koshylivtsi, Ukraine _Of_Old_Europe.pdf Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

4 Danish flint dagger Flint dagger with ‘fish-tailed’ hilt. Late Neolithic–Early Bronze Age, about BC Sjælland, Denmark language/uk / Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

5 Ballyshannon gold disc (‘Sun disc’) Decorated disc of sheet gold. Late Neolithic (metal-using), about 2400 –2100 BC. Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Republic of Ireland Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN1836 p ) / /

6 Decorated lunula Gold Lunula (neck ornament) with inscribed designs Late Neolithic (metal-using), BC. Co. Cork, Ireland Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

7 Oculus bowl Bowl decorated with oculus (eye) motif. Iberian Copper Age, about BC Los Millares, Almería, Spain Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN Pr.129)

8 Radley composite necklace Composite necklace of amber, jet and faience beads. Early Bronze Age, BC Radley, Oxfordshire, England. Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

9 Bronze Age shaft-hole axe Decorated bronze shaft-hole axe head Late Bronze Age (Br D) about BC Hungary 750BC/Metalworkinginthecarpathianbasin Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

10 Nuraghic figurine Bronze figurine of a worshipper carrying a ram; Late Bronze Age (Nuraghic), BC Sardinia 20ages/Nuraghicsardinia Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

11 Penbryn Spoons Pair of decorated cast bronze ‘spoons’, perhaps used for divination. Late Iron Age, 50 BC – AD 100 Penbryn, Wales. Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN1836 p )

12 Ucelby torcs (Iron Age) Two electrum torcs (neck rings) Iron Age, about 120 BC – AD 43 Ulceby, Lincolnshire, England indpage.php?sacc=&sobn=&scoun=&sper=&sprov=&option3=&id=64&fir=8&las=65&sub mit=Search Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

13 Iron Age mirror handle Decorated bronze handle for iron mirror Late Iron Age, AD Ballybogy Bog, Co. Antrim, Ireland AD43/mirrors indpage.php?sacc=&sobn=&scoun=&sper=&sprov=&option3=&id=5&fir=8&las=65& submit=Search Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

14 Hallstatt amber necklaces Three strings of amber beads. Early Iron Age (Hallstatt), about BC Hallstatt, Austria RjiTp3AEqEmOo5gKYecVVaDCjU&hl=en&ei=SAvJTLHIEcXoOZWCxfAI&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&sqi=2&ved= 0CCAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=hallstatt%20amber&f=false Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

15 Wittenham Sword (Late Iron Age) ‘The Wittenham Sword’. Iron sword corroded inside elaborately decorated bronze scabbard. Late Iron Age, about 100 BC. From the River Thames at Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, England AD43/warfare Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library (AN )

16 Air Photograph of the Uffington White Horse taken by Major George Allen on 5 October places_to_visit/w-archaeology-uffington_white_horse.htm Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library. Reference: Allen 1250 (AA0836)

17 Air Photograph of Stonehenge by Major George Allen on 8 September Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library. Reference: Allen 1160 (AA811)

18 Excavations at Vinča-Belo Brdo tell, Serbia, in the 1930s Photographs taken by the official site photographer, Miss Fanny Foster. Type site for the Vinča cultural tradition, about 5500 to 4000 BC in Central and Eastern Europe. Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library

19 Watercolours from the Ramsauer excavations at the Early Iron Age cemetery at Hallstatt, Austria, Left: Burial 181 Below: Hallstätter See (Lake Hallstatt) Photograph: Ashmolean Picture Library


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