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shaarona
01-20-2014, 06:30 PM
Valley of the other kings: Lost dynasty found in Egypt

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/valley-of-the-other-kings-lost-dynasty-found-in-egypt-9065551.html

Max Rockatansky
01-20-2014, 07:17 PM
History is always cool.

I'm sure more would have been found in the North if Ice Age glaciers hadn't scoured it clean. I'm also sure more will be found under the jungles of Africa as the continent develops.

zelmo1234
01-20-2014, 07:21 PM
HOW COOL IS THAT, it makes you wonder just how many wonderful things are yet to be found!

Max Rockatansky
01-20-2014, 07:43 PM
One of the oldest figurines known to date; the Venus of Brassempouy. About 25,000 years old.

http://archaeology-travel.com/friday-find/venus-of-brassempouy/

http://archaeology-travel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/venus_of_brassempouy-001.jpg

shaarona
01-20-2014, 07:54 PM
One of the oldest figurines known to date; the Venus of Brassempouy. About 25,000 years old.

http://archaeology-travel.com/friday-find/venus-of-brassempouy/

http://archaeology-travel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/venus_of_brassempouy-001.jpg

Oh my that is wonderful.................

Max Rockatansky
01-20-2014, 07:57 PM
It would take a lot of patience to carve a fine figurine like that, it's about 1.5 inches, with an obsidian or flint knife.

shaarona
01-20-2014, 08:37 PM
It would take a lot of patience to carve a fine figurine like that, it's about 1.5 inches, with an obsidian or flint knife.

Oh its tiny.........

Max Rockatansky
01-20-2014, 08:58 PM
Oh its tiny.........

Back in those days people had very small pockets. :D

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history/introduction-to-art-history/art-history-introduction/a/a-beginners-guide-to-the-history-of-western-culture

Prehistoric (before c. 3000 B.C.E.)

The term “prehistoric” refers to the time before written history. In the West, writing was invented in ancient Mesopotamia just before 3000 B.C.E., so this period includes visual culture (paintings, sculpture, and architecture) made before that date. The oldest decorative forms we can recognize as art come from Africa and may date back to 100,000 B.C.E. In contrast, the oldest cave paintings known are about 40,800 years old, and although we used to think that only our species, Homo Sapiens Sapiens, made art—anthropologists now speculate that Neanderthals may have made at least some of these very early images.

The Neolithic revolution, one of the most profound developments in all of human history, occurs during the Prehistoric Era. This is when our ancestors learned to farm and domesticate animals, allowing them to give up their nomadic ways, and settle down to build cities and civilizations.

Common
01-20-2014, 10:27 PM
Very Interesting, I love stuff like this.

Max Rockatansky
01-21-2014, 06:56 AM
Agreed. Lots of mysteries to be resolved in those times.

One thing that causes me to wonder about the most is the time line of recent history, say from the time Biblical history of 6000 years to present and compared to the huge amount of time mankind has been known to exist, the Paleolithic era covering 2.5 million years ago to 15,000 years ago, "a time period that spans 95% of human history". We've come from desert nomads to putting a man on the Moon is less than 6000 years. What happened those previous tens of thousands of years? Is it possible an advanced civilization rose and fell with all traces wiped out by natural events of the Ice Age and jungle growth?

http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/reference/ages.htm

The Stone Age

Archaeologists and historians place the Stone Age as that period of human development when most of the tools used by human beings were made from stone. The evidence available to us currently shows that while the this phase of early human development took place in different parts of the globe, the dates for the Stone Age was different for different parts of the world. It varies depending on the dates assigned to stone implements discovered in a region. As a consequence, dates for the Stone Age have changed with every discovery and the development of dating methods. There is evidence of stone implements having been used in Africa as early as 2.5 million years ago, 1.8 million years ago in Asia, and a million years ago in Europe. Therefore, current theory places the earliest development of human beings in Africa.

During the Stone Age of human development, the earth also experienced an Ice Age some 1.6 million to 10,000 years ago.

The Stone Age in an area ends with evidence of the earliest known metal implements, and generally ends between 6,000 and 4,000 BCE. The Stone Age is further divided into:
Palaeolithic Age (Old Stone Age - 2.5 million to 15,000 years ago - a time period that spans 95% of human history): the age in which stone tools were chipped or flaked. (see the page on Anghilak cave, Uzbekistan (http://antiquity.ac.uk/Projgall/Glantz/glantz.html))
Mesolithic Age (Middle Stone Age, also called the Epipaleolithic Age - 15,000 to 10,000 years ago): the age in which microliths, small, geometric-shaped stone artefacts were attached to wood, antler, or bone to form implements such as arrows, spears, or scythes.

Neolithic Age (New Stone Age - 10,000 to 6,000-4,000 years ago): the age in which ground and polished stone axes became prevalent.

Peter1469
01-21-2014, 08:11 AM
There is plenty of time to account for many civilizations that rose and fell in that time period.


Agreed. Lots of mysteries to be resolved in those times.

One thing that causes me to wonder about the most is the time line of recent history, say from the time Biblical history of 6000 years to present and compared to the huge amount of time mankind has been known to exist, the Paleolithic era covering 2.5 million years ago to 15,000 years ago, "a time period that spans 95% of human history". We've come from desert nomads to putting a man on the Moon is less than 6000 years. What happened those previous tens of thousands of years? Is it possible an advanced civilization rose and fell with all traces wiped out by natural events of the Ice Age and jungle growth?

http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/reference/ages.htm

countryboy
01-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Agreed. Lots of mysteries to be resolved in those times.

One thing that causes me to wonder about the most is the time line of recent history, say from the time Biblical history of 6000 years to present and compared to the huge amount of time mankind has been known to exist, the Paleolithic era covering 2.5 million years ago to 15,000 years ago, "a time period that spans 95% of human history". We've come from desert nomads to putting a man on the Moon is less than 6000 years. What happened those previous tens of thousands of years? Is it possible an advanced civilization rose and fell with all traces wiped out by natural events of the Ice Age and jungle growth?

http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/reference/ages.htm
It is entirely possible, and in fact some of the archaeological anomalies around the world seem to suggest it.

Alyosha
01-21-2014, 12:02 PM
shaarona

thanks for the thread.