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Chapter 1

Prehistoric Europe and the Near East

Waterworn pebble resembling a human face, from Makapansgat, South Africa, ca. 3,000,000 BCE. Reddish brown jasperite, approx. 2 3/8" wide.

Animal facing left, from the Apollo 11 Cave, Namibia, ca. 23,000 BCE. Charcoal on stone, approx. 5" X 4 1/4". State Museum of Namibia, Windhoek.

Human with feline head, from Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany, ca. 30,000-28,000 BCE. Mammoth ivory, 11 5/8" high. Ulmer Museum, Ulm

Nude woman (Venus of Willendorf), from Willendorf, Austria, ca. 28,000-25,000 BCE. Limestone, approx. 4 1/4" high. Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Woman holding a bison horn, from Laussel, Dordogne, France, ca. 25,000-20,000 BCE. Painted limestone, approx. 1' 6" high. Musée d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux.

Reclining woman, rock-cut relief, La Magdelaine cave, Tarn, France, ca. 12,000 BCE. Approx. half life-size.

Two bison, reliefs in cave at Le Tuc d'Audoubert, Ariège, France, ca. 15,000-10,000 BCE. Clay, each approx. 2' long.

Bison with turned head, fragmentary spearthrower, from La Madeleine, Dordogne, France, ca. 12,000 BCE. Reindeer horn, approx. 4" long. Musée des Antiquités Nationales, Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Bison, detail of a painted ceiling in the Altamira cave, Santander, Spain, ca. 12,000-11,000 BCE. Each bison approx. 5' long.

Spotted horses and negative hand imprints, wall painting in the cave at Pech-Merle, Lot, France, ca. 22,000 BCE. Approx. 11'2" long.

Hall of the Bulls (left wall), Lascaux, Dordogne, France, ca. 15,000-13,000 BCE. Largest bull approx. 11' 6" long.

Aurochs, horses, and rhinoceroses, wall painting in Chauvet Cave, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Ardèche, France, ca. 30,000-28,000 or ca. 15,000-13,000 BCE. Approx. half life-size.

Great stone tower built into the settlement wall, Jericho, ca. 8000-7000 BCE.

Human figure, from Ain Ghazal, Jordan, ca. 6750-6250 BCE. Plaster, painted and inlaid with cowrie shell and bitumen, 3' 5 3/8" high. Louvre, Paris.

Schematic reconstruction drawing of a section of Level VI, Çatal Höyük, Turkey, ca. 6000-5900 BCE. (after J. Mellaart).

Deer hunt, detail of a wall painting from Level III, Çatal Höyük, Turkey, ca. 5750 BCE. Museum of Anatolian Civilization, Ankara.

Aerial view of Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain,Wiltshire, England, ca. 2550-1600 BCE. Circle is 97' in diameter; trilithons

major trilithon, from NW
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