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Tel Kabri
Definitionby Henry Curtis Pelgrift

Tel Kabri

Tel Kabri is an archaeological site in the Western Galilee in northwestern Israel and the location of one of the largest palaces in Canaan in the Middle Bronze Age or "MB" (c. 2,000–1,500 BCE), the period in which Tel Kabri...
Women in the Viking Age
Articleby Emma Groeneveld

Women in the Viking Age

Although women in the Viking Age (c. 790-1100 CE) lived in a male-dominated society, far from being powerless, they ran farms and households, were responsible for textile production, moved away from Scandinavia to help settle Viking territories...
Oldowan Chopper
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Oldowan Chopper

Chopper made from basalt by early humans between 1,8 and 2 million years ago. It belongs to the Oldowan stone tool industry, was found in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania - the place the industry is named after. Its dimensions are length: 9.29 cm...
Drawings of Middle Palaeolithic Tools: Points & Scrapers
Imageby Adrien de Mortillet and Gabriel de Mortillet (via Wellcome Images)

Drawings of Middle Palaeolithic Tools: Points & Scrapers

Drawings of stone tools belonging to the Middle Palaeolithic (sometimes called 'Mousterian') industries, found from Europe and the Near East to Africa between approximately 250,000 and 30,000 years ago. It is associated with archaic homo...
Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe
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Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe

Hand axe from the site of Lyndford Quarry (near Mundford, Norfolk, UK), which dates to around 60,000 years ago and falls within the Middle Palaeolithic industry.
Magdalenian Bone Sewing Needle
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Magdalenian Bone Sewing Needle

Flat bone sewing needle found at Gourdan Cave, Haute-Garonne, France. It belongs to the western European Magdalenian culture (c. 17,000 - c. 10,000 years ago) of the Late- or Upper Palaeolithic industry (c. 50,000/40,000 - c. 10,000 years...
Bhimbetka Cave Art
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Bhimbetka Cave Art

Paleolithic cave art found at the Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh, central India.
Cave Paintings in the Chauvet Cave
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Cave Paintings in the Chauvet Cave

This is a replica of one of the many paintings in the Chauvet Cave, located south of France, dated back to c. 30,000 years ago, during the late stage of the Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age).
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...
Stag Rock Carving, Valcamonica
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Stag Rock Carving, Valcamonica

Stag rock carving at Valcamonica, Lombardy, Italy. 2800-2400 BCE. Plaster copy. (Archaeological Museum of Milan)
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