The Venus of Willendorf, also known as the Woman of Willendorf; 11 cm (4.3 in) high statuette of female figure estimated to have been created between 24,000 and 22,000 BCE. Discovered in 1908 by archaeologist Josef Szombathy at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in Lower Austria. Oolitic limestone that is not local to the area, and tinted with red ochre.
Cave of the Hands (Cueva de las Manos) is a serie of caves located in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. It is famous for the paintings of hands, that dates from 13,000 to 9,000 years ago. Several waves of people occupied the caves, and early artwork has been carbon-dated to ca. 9300 BP. The site was last inhabited around 700 CE, possibly by ancestors of the Tehuelche people. Photo by James P. Blair