The Still Bay and Howiesons Poort at Sibudu and Blombos: Understanding Middle Stone Age Technologies
The classification of archaeological assemblages in the Middle Stone Age of South Africa in terms of diversity and temporal continuity has significant implications with respect to recent cultural evolutionary models which propose either gradual accumulation or discontinuous, episodic processes for the emergence and diffusion of cultural traits. We present the results of a systematic technological and typological analysis of the Still Bay assemblages from Sibudu and Blombos. A similar…
Ancient North American Matate - Plains Corn Grinding Stone - Eastern Colorado
Ancient North American Mano Stone - Plains Corn Grinding Stone - Eastern Colorado Native American Plains Indian grinding stone 6" In size, found in North Eastern Colorado. Also called a Mano (or mealing stone) it was a type or variety of quern, a ground stone tool used for processing grain and seeds. Seen in many museum collections around the world, this primitive stone tool is sure to add excitement to any collection of ancient artifacts!
Human face masks, lion head sculpture and bear figure from the Henri Valentie collection, IÎle d'Oléron, France
Henri Valentie collection, IÎle d'Oléron, France H. Valentie writes: "Hello I appreciate your site I often viewed. I found this stone on the island of Oleron, lower paleo. On this same stone faces two heads. Stone is 1.9kg, 18.4 cm long, 11.5 cm wide, 6.7 cm deep Pebble masquette, Henri Valentie collection, IÎle d'Oléron, France The Vincenzo Tupputi collection from the east coast of Italy includes many examples of "masquettes" on pebbles like this one identified by H. Valentie. Pebble…
Venus of Berekhat Ram
Venus of Berekhat Ram (230,000 BCE): Discovery, Characteristics, Photo of Prehistoric Basalt Figurine: Golan Heights