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Stone Age Jade Axe
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Stone Age Jade Axe

Jade, 5000-3600 BCE. Biebrich, Germany. This axe is made of European jade mined in prehistoric quarries in the Italian Alps. It appears to be an object of beauty rather than function. It would have taken several days to polish this jade...
Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool
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Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool

Stone chopping tool. 1.8 - 2 million years old. Found in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. This chopping tool is an example of the oldest known objects deliberately made by humans. This tool was found with the fossil remains of an extinct human...
Stone Circles at The Hunnfelt
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Stone Circles at The Hunnfelt

View of the nine stone circles at The Hunnfelt in Østfold, Norway. Dating from c. 500 BCE to c. 900 CE.
Mesha Stele - Moabite Stone
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Mesha Stele - Moabite Stone

The Mesha Stele is an ancient tablet dating to around 850 BCE, written by Mesha, the king of Moab (modern Jordan). (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Tonatiuh
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Tonatiuh

Tonatiuh, 'Turquoise Lord,' was the 5th and present sun in the Aztec view of the cosmos and the fierce sun god of several other Postclassic Mesoamerican cultures, including the Toltecs. It was thought that only the regular offering of hearts...
Ancient Korean Architecture
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Korean Architecture

The architecture of ancient Korea is epitomised by the artful combination of wood and stone to create elegant and spacious multi-roomed structures characterised by clay tile roofing, enclosures within protective walls, interior courtyards...
Ness of Brodgar
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ness of Brodgar

The Ness of Brodgar is a Neolithic Age site discovered in 2002 CE through a geophysical survey of the area of land in Stenness in Orkney, Scotland, which separates the salt water Stenness Loch from the fresh water Harray Loch. Excavation...
The Rosetta Stone: What is it and Why is it so Important?
Videoby Kelly Macquire

The Rosetta Stone: What is it and Why is it so Important?

The discovery of the Rosetta Stone unlocked the secrets of Ancient Egypt with the Ancient Greek and Demotic texts being the key to translating the Hieroglyphics for the first time. So, if you want to know what the Rosetta Stone is, why it's...
Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Societies
Articleby Emma Groeneveld

Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Societies

Hunter-gatherer societies are – true to their astoundingly descriptive name – cultures in which human beings obtain their food by hunting, fishing, scavenging, and gathering wild plants and other edibles. Although there are still...
Ancient Egypt
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egypt

Egypt is a country in North Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to one of the oldest civilizations on earth. The name 'Egypt' comes from the Greek Aegyptos which was the Greek pronunciation of the ancient Egyptian name 'Hwt-Ka-Ptah'...
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