The Venus of Willendorf
Found in Willendorf, Austria in 1908 CE, the Venus of Willendorf is a limestone statuette likely carved between 24,000 and 22,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest pieces of art in the world. The faceless, voluptuous, female figure...
Homo Floresiensis Skeleton
Cast of a Homo floresiensis skeleton - a species nicknamed ‘hobbit’ because it only stood about 1 meter tall. This extinct species of fossil human lived on the island of Flores, Indonesia and was first excavated there in 2003 CE at Liang...
Map showing sites associated with classic Neanderthals. The depicted ice volume corresponds with the maximum extent of the ice during glaciations.
Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains in Siberia, Russia. It is well known for human occupation stretching back as far as 280,000 years ago and shows signs of occupation by Neanderthals, Homo sapiens and Denisovans. All currently known Denisovan...
The Migration Period, also called the Barbarian Invasions or German: Völkerwanderung (wandering of the peoples), was a period of human migration that occurred roughly between 300 to 700 CE in Europe, marking the transition from Late Antiquity...
Dogs & Their Collars in the Age of Enlightenment
In medieval and Renaissance Europe, dogs were considered little more than 'machines' which performed certain tasks, such as guarding a home or tracking game, but this view changed significantly during the Age of Enlightenment (also known...
The Gilded Age Estates of Staatsburg, New York
The great estates of the Gilded Age were more than lavish displays of wealth for the American aristocracy c. 1870-1917, they supported the economy of the local communities and encouraged development. As they declined, many of the surrounding...
Magdalenian Horse Figurine
Cast of a horse figurine carved out of mammoth ivory belonging to the Magdalenian industry which is associated with early modern humans (Homo sapiens) in southwestern France between c. 17,000-c. 11,000 years ago. It was found in the Hautes-Pyrénées...
Solutrean Spear Points
Palaeolithic spear points belonging to the Solutrean industry which flourished in what is now southwestern France between c. 21,000-c. 17,000 years ago. They were made by early modern humans (Homo sapiens). Points shaped like laurel leaves...
Cast of the skull of a scimitar-toothed cat (genus Homotherium) which appeared across Africa, Eurasia and the Americas during the Pliocene (c. 5 million - c. 2,6 million years ago) and the Pleistocene (c. 2,6 million- c. 12,000 years ago...