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Chapter 6

Megalith

memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)

Old stone Age

The period of human prehistory that lasted until about 12,000 years ago, during which stone tools were the most common technology used by humans

Paleolithic Period

the historical period believed to have lasted from 30,000 BC until about 10,000 BC

Post and lintel

a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)

Woman from Ostrava Petrkovice

Hematite
Czech Republic
c. 23,000 B.C.

Woman from Brassempouy

Ivory
France
c. 22,000 B.C.

Venus from Willendorf or Woman from Willendorf

Limestone
Austria
c. 22,000-21,000 B.C.

Hall of Bulls

Cave Painting
Lascaux Caves
France
c. 15,000-
13,000 B.C.

Chinese Horse

Cave Painting
Lascaux Caves
France
c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.

Bird-Headed Man with Bison

Cave Painting
Lascaux Caves
France
c. 15,000- 13,000 B.C.

Standing Bison

Cave Painting
Altamira Caves
Spain
c. 15,000-10,000 B.C

Bison with Turned Head

Reindeer horn
France
c. 11,000-9,000 B.C

Stonehenge

Salisbury Plain
Wiltshire, England
c. 2,000 B.C

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