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Anything related to the human prehistory, from the Early Stone age to the Late Iron age.
ancientart:

Kunst der kelten - Celtic parade helmet, Agris, France, about 350 BC.
Courtesy & currently located at the Bernisches Historisches Museum. Photo taken by Xuan Che

ancientart:

Kunst der kelten - Celtic parade helmet, Agris, France, about 350 BC.

Courtesy & currently located at the Bernisches Historisches Museum. Photo taken by Xuan Che

softasdescendingwings:

“Sungir is an Upper Paleolithic archaeological site in Russia, about 200 km east of Moscow, on the outskirts of Vladimir. The site is approximately 28,000 to 30,000 years old and serves as a grave to an older man and two children. They were all adorned with elaborate grave goods that included ivory-beaded jewelry, clothing, and spears. The site is one of the earliest known ritual burials and evidence of the antiquity of human religious practices. It was discovered in 1955 and the site underwent excavations from 1957 to 1977. Most notably, Otto Bader excavated a Neanderthal femur that had been severed at the joints. The socket was filled with ochre-colored powder.”

softasdescendingwings:

“Sungir is an Upper Paleolithic archaeological site in Russia, about 200 km east of Moscow, on the outskirts of Vladimir. The site is approximately 28,000 to 30,000 years old and serves as a grave to an older man and two children. They were all adorned with elaborate grave goods that included ivory-beaded jewelry, clothing, and spears. The site is one of the earliest known ritual burials and evidence of the antiquity of human religious practices. It was discovered in 1955 and the site underwent excavations from 1957 to 1977. Most notably, Otto Bader excavated a Neanderthal femur that had been severed at the joints. The socket was filled with ochre-colored powder.”

(Source: fangdandwarlikemistress, via theolduvaigorge)

bluedodi:

Bapska Antlers. 6,500-year-old Croatian hunting trophy Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:27:18 +0100
Archaeologists in Bapska, eastern Croatia have stumbled across 6,500 year old deer antlers. The hunting trophy was found hanging on the wall of prehistoric house along with valuable items of jewellery. “We have the oldest deer hunting trophy in Croatia,” said Marcel Buric, the head researcher at the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb.
According to Buric, local hunters from Bapska have estimated that the deer, whose antlers has come from, would have weighed between 220 and 250 kilograms and would have been extremely strong due to its 12 antlers. “It was in prehistoric times and would have needed real skill to catch such an animal, and with only stones as weapons. It is a known fact that deers are fast animals,” concluded Buric.
Edited from Croatian Times (25 July 2012)

bluedodi:

Bapska Antlers.
6,500-year-old Croatian hunting trophy
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:27:18 +0100

Archaeologists in Bapska, eastern Croatia have stumbled across 6,500 year old deer antlers. The hunting trophy was found hanging on the wall of prehistoric house along with valuable items of jewellery. “We have the oldest deer hunting trophy in Croatia,” said Marcel Buric, the head researcher at the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb.

According to Buric, local hunters from Bapska have estimated that the deer, whose antlers has come from, would have weighed between 220 and 250 kilograms and would have been extremely strong due to its 12 antlers. “It was in prehistoric times and would have needed real skill to catch such an animal, and with only stones as weapons. It is a known fact that deers are fast animals,” concluded Buric.

Edited from Croatian Times (25 July 2012)

(via archaeoprehistorica)

collective-history:

The partially excavated Sphinx of Giza ca. 1878

collective-history:

The partially excavated Sphinx of Giza ca. 1878

(via collectivehistory-deactivated20)

Reconstruction of a mesolithic settlement in Denmark

Reconstruction of a mesolithic settlement in Denmark

prettysweetlemons:

What did Neanderthals sound like?

Interesting video. Thanks to their relatively short pharyngeal cavity in their supralaryngeal vocal tract (yeah guys, that’s the fun stuff I’ve been writing about all day), they would have been unable to pronounce the vowels [i] and [u].

(via theolduvaigorge)

Reconstruction of the Yde Girl, a bog body found in The Netherlands.