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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...
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...
Clovis Spear Points
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Clovis Spear Points

Stone spear points belonging to the Clovis industry which is associated with early modern humans (Homo sapiens) in North America between roughly 13,500-13,000 years ago. The so-called 'Clovis point' has a distinctively fluted shape (the thin...
The Venus of Laussel
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The Venus of Laussel

The Venus of Laussel, carved between 20,000 and 18,000 years ago, is a rare example of a pre-historic bas-relief. Her faceless, voluptuous figure is characteristic of the Venus figurines produced throughout Ice Age Europe. Many scholars believe...
Black Venus of Dolni Vestonice
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Black Venus of Dolni Vestonice

One of the oldest known examples of ceramic in the world, the Black Venus was found at the pre-historic site of Dolni Vestonice in Moravia, Czech Republic in 1925 CE. The figure is thought to have been sculpted between 29,000 and 25,000 years...
The Venus of Willendorf
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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...
Neanderthal sites
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Neanderthal sites

Map showing sites associated with classic Neanderthals. The depicted ice volume corresponds with the maximum extent of the ice during glaciations.
Rising Star Cave Location Map
Imageby John Hawks e.a. (2017)

Rising Star Cave Location Map

Geographical location of the Rising Star cave in the Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the remains of Homo naledi were discovered in 2013 CE.
Tabun Cave
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Tabun Cave

Tabun Cave in Israel, which is associated with (among others) Neanderthal remains and tools.
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