Prehistoric Brazil artifacts star in exhibit, spark debateBrasília (AFP) - It’s no secret humans have been having sex for millennia — but recently discovered cave art suggests they were doing it in the Americas much earlier than many archeologists believed.
First Painters May Have Been Neanderthal, Not Human
First Image: The Panel of Hands in El Castillo Cave, Spain. The hand stencils are dated to 37,300 years old and the red disk to 40,600 years old, making them the oldest European cave paintings. (Photo: Pedro Saura)
Far Out: Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Came from Outer Space
This May 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows ancient carvings on limestone boulders in northern Nevada's high desert near Pyramid Lake. The carvings have been confirmed to be the oldest recorded petroglyphs in North America - at least 10,500 years old. The findings were published August 2013 in the Journal of Archaeological Science. This site was once the shoreline of the now dried up Winnemucca Lake. (AP Photo/USGS, Larry Benson)
Ice Age Cave Paintings Altamira Spain The Altamira paintings found in Northern Spain is presumed to be about 11,000-19,000 years old. It is supposed to have been painted by Magdalenian people between 16,000 and 9,000 BC.
A woman’s work was never done! Researchers find evidence women did metalwork in Bronze Age
Archaeologists believe that they have found the remains of a woman metal worker from the Bronze Age, a discovery that challenges ideas about the division of labour in prehistoric times. She was buried with an anvil, hammers, flint chisels and some small pieces of dress jewellery. Scientists say that the choice of funeral artefacts points to her having been a fine metal worker – the first indication that women did such work thousands of years ago.