vindplaats: Abri Pataud, Les Eyzies, Dordogne, Frankrijk datering: paleolithisch, ca 21.000 materiaal: reliëf in rots
Gaia: "The mother of us all,/the oldest of all,/hard,/splendid as rock/whatever there is that is of the land/it is she/who nourishes it,/it is the Earth/that I sing" Homer, "Hymn to Earth"
Grotte de Font de Gaume (c. 15000 a.C) Dordogne. France
Cave de Niaux. France
The Venus de Tolentino has been dated to a period between 5,000 and 12,000 years ago, between the Pleistocene and Neolithic, when agriculture developed in Europe.
Pech-merle, France Cave Paintings -- Some date from the Gravettian Culture, circa 25,000 BCE, other from the Magdalenian Era, circa 16,000 BCE.
Four small Venus figurines, 20,000 to 21,000 years old, found at Avdeevo, a paleolithic site near Kursk, Russia.
Magdalenian Era Cave Painting of Bison -- Grotte de Niaux, France -- Approximately 15,000 years old.
Rock Art - Dinwoody Site, Wyoming by WY Man, via Flickr
Wall carving in Roc-aux-Sorciers (Sorcerers' Rock), an Upper Paleolithic rock shelter site dating to the mid-Magdalenian cultural stage, ca 14000 yBP in Angles-sur-l'Anglin, France.