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Prehistoric Art William V. Ganis, PhD. Dating Conventions and Abbreviations B.C.=before Christ B.C.E.=before the Common Era A.D.=Anno Domini (the year.

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1 Prehistoric Art William V. Ganis, PhD

2 Dating Conventions and Abbreviations B.C.=before Christ B.C.E.=before the Common Era A.D.=Anno Domini (the year of our Lord) C.E.=Common Era c. or ca.= circaC.=century

3 Pebble resembling a human face from Makaspansgat South Africa ca. 3,000,000 B.C.E. reddish brown jasperite approximately 2 3/8 in. wide

4 Apollo 11 Cave Namibia ca. 23,000 B.C.E. charcoal on stone 5 in x 4 3/4 in.

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6 Human with Feline Head from Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany ca. 30,000-28,000 B.C.E. mammoth ivory 11 5/8 in. high

7 Human with Feline Head from Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany ca. 30,000-28,000 B.C.E. mammoth ivory 11 5/8 in. high

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9 Venus of Willendorf from Willendorf, Austria ca. 28,000-25,000 B.C.E. limestone 4 1/4 in. high

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11 Woman of Lespugue from cave of Les Rideaux, France ca. 20,000 B.C.E. mammoth ivory 5 3/4 in. high

12 Various European “Venus” figures

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14 Woman of Laussel from a cave in Laussel, Dordogne, France ca. 25,000-20,000 B.C.E. painted limestone approximately 18 in. high

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16 Bison reliefs from a cave at Le Tuc d’Audoubert, Ariége, France ca. 15,000-10,000 B.C.E. clay each approximately 2 feet long

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19 Chauvet Cave paintings Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, Ardèche, France ca. 30,000-28,000 B.C.E. pigment on stone

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21 Pech-Merle Cave paintings Lot, France ca. 22,000 B.C.E. pigment on stone

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23 Altamira Cave paintings Santander, Spain ca. 12,000-11,000 B.C.E. pigment on stone

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26 Lascaux Cave paintings Lascaux, Dordogne, France ca. 15,000-13,000 B.C.E. pigment on stone

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30 Mammoth bone dwelling from Ukraine ca. 16,000-10,000 B.C.E.

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33 Great Stone Tower of Settlement Wall Jericho, Israel/Gaza ca. 8,000-7,000 B.C.E.

34 Human Skulls with Restored Features from Jericho, Israel/Gaza ca. 7,000-6,000 B.C.E. skulls, plaster, shells

35 Human figure From Ain Ghazal, Jordan ca. 6,750-6,250 B.C.E. plaster, painted and inlaid with cowrie shell and bitumen

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37 Çatal Höyük Turkey ca. 6,000-5,900 B.C.E.

38 Deer Hunt detail of a wall painting from Level III Çatal Höyük, Turkey ca. 5,750 B.C.E.

39 Çatal Höyük Turkey ca. 6,000-5,900 B.C.E.

40 Landscape with Volcanic Eruption Çatal Höyük, Turkey ca watercolor copy of a wall painting

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42 Figures of Man and Woman From Cernavoda, Romania ca. 4,000-3,500 B.C.E. ceramic 4 1/2 in. high

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44 Menhir alignments at Ménec, Carnac, France ca. 4,250-3,750 B.C.E.

45 various Menhirs Ireland, Scotland, England, France

46 Dolmens Ireland, Scotland, England, France

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48 Stonehenge Salisury Plain, Wiltshire, England ca. 2,550-1,600 B.C.E. sarsen and bluestone

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