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Pre-Historic Cultures

German Aurignac Culture     updated 07/2017     Germany

When Homo Sapiens moved into Europe around 40,000 BP he started an artistic revolution and produced the world's first human & animal figures plus musical instruments

Lion Man Statue     published 04/2021     Germany

It is the most amazing and oldest sculpture of mankind carved out of a mammoth ivory tusk and representing a mixed creature of a man with lion head

Aunjetitz Culture - Nebra Sky Disc     published 08/2019     Germany

Sensational discovery of a 3,600 year old bronze disc with precise night sky image found in Germany. This led to a totally new view on the little known Aunjetitz Culture

Poemmelte Cult Ring     updated 04/2020     Germany

This extraordinary site is 5,000 years old and has close connections to Stongehenge and Avery in England. With a diameter of 115 meters and various ring circles it is the most important ritual site in Germany

Goseck Sun Observatory     published 11/2021     Germany

Possibly the oldest sun observatory in human history not in Egypt or Mesopotamia but in Germany!

Goebekli Tepe     published 05/2021     Turkey

The world's first cult site with amazing monolithic structures and huge richly engraved "T" pillars possibly used for sky burials

Cayoenue     published 05/2021     Turkey

This early Neolithic settlement dated 12,000 years ago, is possibly one of the first to start metal working in the Near East

Catal Hueyuek     updated 05/2021     Turkey

This is possibliy the first proto-city erected 9,000 years ago and housed at its peak up to 8,000 inhabitants. Hunter gatherer clans settled down here with first farming and shepherding and became wealthy with obsidian long distance trading

Hittite Capital Hattusa     updated 09/2021     Turkey

The inventors of first iron weapons became a powerful empire some 3.000 years ago but finally were overtaken by Assyria

Glauberg Celts     published 11/2021     Germany

The Celts are not a common tribal group but various ethnic groups established a common cultural area across Europe 3,000 years ago. Glauberg became one of the most important sites when life size stone statues were unearthed here fifteen years ago

The Move "out of Africa"     updated 04/2012

First Human Emmigration of homo habilis out of Africa and what happened in the Near East 

Natuf Culture     updated 04/2012        

"Neolithic Revolution" around 15,000 years ago. Where it all started, the move from hunter & gatherers to farmers, including first fauna & flora domestication and first settlements

Al Magar Civilisation     updated 04/2012     Saudi Arabia

Surprise discovery in Saudi Arabia in 2008, domestication of horses happened here 4,500 years earlier than previously thought, that means already 9,000 years ago during the Stone Age

First Neolithic Settlement     updated 04/2012     Jordan

Examples of neolithic settlements in the Near East. So far they are the oldest houses found

 

Megalithic Structures 

Our Megalithic Past     published 10/2014     Portugal

Astonishing pre-historic monolith stone circles around Evora in Portugal are possibly the oldest and largest in Europe

Stonehenge     published 10/2019     Great Britain

It is not the largest and not the oldest megalithic cult ring but the most intriguing and most visited

Update: latest research results show that the megalithic rocks were not transported over hundreds of kilometres but come from Malborough just 25 km away

Greater Stonehenge     published 10/2019     Great Britain

It is a huge prehistoric landscape with many monuments including Curcus, Woodhenge, Bluehenge, Durrington Walls and Blick Mead

Mongolian Deer Stones     published 05/2020     Mongolia

This little known steppe nomad tradition so far has been neglected. Our new article will shed more light on these amazing Bronze Age stelae

Uplistsikhe    published 01/2018     Georgia

Interesting pre-historic rock carved city on the ancient "silk road" in the Kaukasus region in Georgia

Rajajeel     updated 04/2012     Saudi Arabia

50 groups of 4 meter high megalithic stone monuments in Saudi Arabia 6,000 years old and therefore 3,000 years before Stonehenge 

Cairns, Tumuli & Tombs     updated 04/2012     Saudi Arabia

Summary of ancient buriel rituals and structures in the Near East starting 9,000 years ago

Kites - Ancient Hunting Traps        updated 11/2016     Saudi Arabia

Pre-historic huge stone built hunting traps & herding structures in the Saudi & Jordan desert

Saudi Arabia's Paleolithic Past    published 04/2021     Saudi Arabia

Little is known yet about the thousands of different stone structures erected by our ancestors over 10,000 years ago on the Arabian Peninsula. This article will shed some light on mustatils, wheels, tails, keyholes and wheels

 

Pre-historic Weapons & Stone Tools

Paleolithic Spears     updated 04/2020     Germany 

Sensational Discovery at Schöningen, 300,000 year old wooden hunting spears of our predecessor homo heidelbergensis give proof that ancient men was far more sophisticated than previously assumed, our history books need to be re-written now!

Latest Update : recently a two meter long forest elephant tusk was found, as well as bones of a sable teeth lion = first proof of his existence in the area! 

Prehistoric Tools & Weapons     published 11/2019

Starting with the first stone tools 2.5 million years ago we show lances, catapults, bow & arrow, nets and hunting traps

The Ice Man    updated 01/2016     Italy

A sensational find of a 5,300 year old mummified body high up in the Alps in 1991 still surprises us with new results from ongoing research after 25 years