One-handled cup  Period: Iron Age II Date: ca. 1000–900 B.C. Geography: Iran, Tepe Sialk Medium: Ceramic, paint Dimensions: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)

One-handled cup Period: Iron Age II Date: ca. 1000–900 B.C. Geography: Iran, Tepe Sialk Medium: Ceramic, paint Dimensions: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)

There are lost civilisations, and then there are forgotten civilisations. From the 6th to the 3rd millennium BC, the so-called “Vinca culture” stretched for hundreds of miles along the river Danube, in what is now Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia, with traces all around the Balkans, parts of Central Europe and Asia Minor, and even Western Europe.

There are lost civilisations, and then there are forgotten civilisations. From the 6th to the 3rd millennium BC, the so-called “Vinca culture” stretched for hundreds of miles along the river Danube, in what is now Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia, with traces all around the Balkans, parts of Central Europe and Asia Minor, and even Western Europe.

La UBU hará visible el papel de la mujer en la evolución humana - Diario de Burgos

La UBU hará visible el papel de la mujer en la evolución humana - Diario de Burgos

HOW TO: WOAD DYE   1. Preparing the woad vat and the madder  2. Making up the woad vat  3. Dipping the fibre  4. Getting a dark blue  5. Using Urine in place of Madder

HOW TO: WOAD DYE 1. Preparing the woad vat and the madder 2. Making up the woad vat 3. Dipping the fibre 4. Getting a dark blue 5. Using Urine in place of Madder

How did our Neolithic ancestors manage to build these massive tombs in Ireland, carting 16-ton stones from miles away, in such a way that they would remain watertight and intact for more than 5,000 years? That’s just one of the many mysteries surrounding these marvels of engineering, which are hundreds of years older than Egypt’s pyramids and Stonehenge.

How did our Neolithic ancestors manage to build these massive tombs in Ireland, carting 16-ton stones from miles away, in such a way that they would remain watertight and intact for more than 5,000 years? That’s just one of the many mysteries surrounding these marvels of engineering, which are hundreds of years older than Egypt’s pyramids and Stonehenge.

100,000 Year Old Paint Pots at Blombos Cave: Early Modern Human Behaviors at Blombos

100,000 Year Old Paint Pots at Blombos Cave: Early Modern Human Behaviors at Blombos

Venus head from Brassempouy (cast)

Venus head from Brassempouy (cast)

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