Prehistory is the longest period in the history of mankind, throughout of which writing was still unknown. It is divided in three archeological periods: Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Eneolithic), Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Salient archeological artefacts and findings
- In France (general article in French). Paleolitic.
- Chauvet (tbd)
- In Romania (news article, cave painting). Paleolitic (not visited)
- Löwenmensch [35'000-45'000], Aurignacian, Ulm Museum
- Hamagia Culture: statue of the Thinker and The sitting Woman 4'000-4'500 BC, found near Cernavoda. Now in the Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei, Bucuresti .
- Cucuteni artefacts
- Petit-Chasseur (tbd)
- Ötzi (tbd)
Löwenmensch, taken in 2016 in Ulm.
The Thinker and The sitting woman (2019 in Bucaresti), unbelievable art, 6000 years old.
I find these archeological finds amazing (these are mostly from the oldest period - 5500-4000 BC).
The duration of the culture and the artistic quality of the pottery is just amazing.