'Ain Ghazal Ain Ghazal is a Neolithic site located in North-Western Jordan, on the outskirts of Amman.
Aboriginal sites of New South Wales Aboriginal sites of New South Wales consist of a large number of places in the Australian state of New South Wales where it is still possible to see visible signs of the activities and culture o...
Acacus Mountains The Acacus Mountains or Tadrart Acacus form a mountain range in the desert of the of the Ghat District in western Libya, part of the Sahara.
Almendres Cromlech The Cromlech of the Almendres megalithic complex (or Almendres Cromlech), located near Guadalupe, in the civil parish of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, municipality of Évora, is the largest exi...
Anegundi Anegundi (Anegondi) (Kannada: ಆನೆಗುಂದಿ/ಆನೆಗೊಂದಿ) iis a village in Gangavathi taluk, Koppal district in the Indian state of Karnataka.
Bagnolo stele The Bagnolo steles are two stone boulders found in Ceresolo-Bagnolo, Malegno commune, Brescia province, Lombardia, Northern Italy, at the base of Monte Mignone, at an altitude of ca. 700 m. ...
Barnenez The Cairn of Barnenez (also: Barnenez Tumulus, Barnenez Mound etc.; in Breton Karn Barnenez; in French: Cairn de Barnenez or Tumulus de Barnenez) is a Neolithic monument ...
Barnesville Petroglyph The Barnesville Petroglyph is a well-known petroglyph site in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Ohio.
Barrier Canyon Style Barrier Canyon Style (BCS) describes a distinctive style of rock art which appears mostly in Utah, with the largest concentration of sites in and around the San Rafael Swell and Canyonlands Nati...
Baton fragment (Palart 310) This baton will feature in the forthcoming Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind exhibition at the British Museum in 2013.
Bhimbetka rock shelters The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site of the Paleolithic, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life in the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Ston...
Bison Licking Insect Bite Bison Licking Insect Bite is a prehistoric carving by an unknown artist of the Upper Paleolithic, found at Abri de la Madeleine near Tursac in Dordogne, France, the type-site of the Magdalenian...
Bradshaw rock paintings Bradshaw rock paintings, Bradshaw rock art, Bradshaw figures or The Bradshaws, are terms used to describe one of the two major regional traditions of rock art found in the north-west Kimbe...
Bubalus Period The Bubalus Period, also known as the Large Wild Fauna period, is the earliest known period of Saharan rock art.
Bâton de commandement A bâton de commandement, bâton percé or perforated baton is a name given by archaeologists to a particular prehistoric artefact that has been much debated.
Carl Schuster Carl Schuster (1904–1969) was an American art historian who specialized in the study of traditional symbolism.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 3D documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in southern France that contains the oldest human-painted images yet discovered.
Cave of Niaux The Cave of Niaux is located in Niaux in the Ariège département of south-western France.
Cave painting Cave paintings are paintings found on cave walls and ceilings, and especially refer to those of prehistoric origin.
Chauvet Cave The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains some of the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.
Cup and ring mark Cup and ring marks or cup marks are a form of prehistoric art found mainly in Atlantic Europe (Northern England, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Portugal and Galicia (North West Spain)...
Dabous Giraffes The Dabous Giraffes are a neolithic petroglyph by an unknown artist.
Dacian bracelets The Dacian bracelets are bracelets associated with the ancient peoples known as the Dacians, a distinct branch of the Thracians.
Driekops Eiland Driekops Eiland (also called Driekopseiland) is a rock engraving or petroglyph site in the bed of the Riet River close to the town of Plooysburg, near Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Earliest findings for hominid art Earliest findings for Homonid art refers to archaeological findings that might be evidence of an artistic awareness and artistic-like activities from early ancestors of modern Homo sapiens.
Earliest findings for Homonid art Earliest findings for Homonid art refers to archaelogical findings that might be evidence of an artistic awareness and artistic-like activities from early ancestors of modern Homo Sapiens.
Edakkal Caves Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India's Western Ghats.
Eneabba Stone Arrangement Eneabba Stone Arrangement is the name given to a registration on the Western Australia's Register of Aboriginal Sites.
Entoptic phenomena (archaeology) In archaeology, the term entoptic phenomena relates to visual experiences derived from within the eye or brain (as opposed to externally, as in normal vision).
Escoural Cave The Prehistoric Rock-Art Site of Escoural Cave is a structure known for its Paleolithic-era rock-art and funerary burial site, located in the Portuguese municipality of Montemor-o-Novo, in the c...
Female cosmetic coalitions The theory of Female Cosmetic Coalitions (FCC) is a new and controversial attempt to explain the evolutionary emergence of art, ritual and symbolic culture in Homo sapiens.
Finger fluting In prehistoric art, finger flutings are lines that fingers leave on a soft surface.
Finnish Rock Art 'Finnish' Rock art pictographs created during the Stone Age have been found at 127 'rock painting' sites around Finland.
Finnish rock art Finnish rock art pictographs created during the Stone Age have been found at 127 sites around Finland.
Gabarnmung Gabarnmung, or Nawarla Gabarnmung, is an Aboriginal archaeological and rock art site in south-western Arnhem Land, in the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory.
Gamigaya Petroglyphs Gamigaya rock carvings (Gəmiqaya petroqlifləri) - are dated to the 4th-1st millennia BC including the Bronze and Early Iron Ages in the territory of Ordubad Rayon, not far from Nəsirvaz village’...
Gavrinis Gavrinis (Gavriniz) is a small island, situated in the Gulf of Morbihan in Brittany, France.
Glauberg The Glauberg is a Celtic oppidum in Hesse, Germany consisting of a fortified settlement and several burial mounds, "a princely seat of the late Hallstatt and early La Tène periods.
Golden hat Golden hats (or Gold hats) (Goldhüte, singular: Goldhut) are a very specific and rare type of archaeological artifact from Bronze Age Europe.
Grave orb Grave Orb is the name for a petrosphere that was put on the tomb of a deceased.
Grotte de Cussac The Grotte de Cussac is a cave containing over 150 Paleolithic artworks as well as several human remains.
Hamangia culture The Hamangia culture is a Late Neolithic archaeological culture of Dobruja (Romania and Bulgaria) between the Danube and the Black Sea and Muntenia in the south.
History of painting The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures.
Hohlenstein-Stadel Hohlenstein-Stadel is a cave located at N 48° 32' 57.57" and E 10° 10' 20.75" in the Hohlenstein cliff (not to be confused with the Hohle Fels) at the southern rim of the Lonetal (Lone valley) i...
Hunterheugh Crags Hunterheugh Crags are part of the Fellsandstone escarpment, north west of Alnwick, Northumberland, England and from the coast.
Iberian schematic art Iberian schematic art is the name given to a series of prehistoric representations (almost always cave paintings) that appear in the Iberian peninsula, which are associated with the first metall...
Ignateva Cave Ignateva cave, also known as Ignatievka cave, Ignatievskaya cave (Игнатьевская пещера), or Yamazy-Tash, is a large limestone cave on the banks of the Sim River, a tributary of ...
Japanese Prehistoric Art Japanese prehistoric art is a wide-ranging category, spanning the Jōmon and Yayoi periods, and the entire Japanese archipelago, including Hokkaidō in the north, and the Ryukyu Islands in the sou...
Jericho Jericho (أريحا) is a city located near the Jordan River in the West Bank.
Kamyana Mohyla Kamyana Mohyla is an archaeological site in the Molochna River valley, about a mile from the village of Terpinnya, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine.
Khyad Khyad village is in Badami taluk in Bagalkot District in North Karnataka, popular for prehistoric structures, found many fossils of prehistoric Stone Age.
Koonalda Cave Koonalda Cave is an important archeological site in Nullarbor Plain, in South Australia.
Laas Gaal Laas Gaal (Laas Geel) is a complex of caves and rock shelters in Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.
Lascaux Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings.
Leopard Spotted Horses Leopard Spotted Horses cave paintings - ancient cave paintings of the Stone Age that are among the oldest drawings made by Paleolithic humans, and also serve as evidence of our growing capabilit...
Los Alcornocales Natural Park Los Alcornocales Natural Park (in Spanish, Parque Natural Los Alcornocales) is a natural park located in the south of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia; it is shared between ...
Makapansgat Makapansgat (or Makapan Valley world heritage site) is an archaeological location within the Makapansgat and Zwartkrans Valleys, northeast of Mokopane in Limpopo province, South Africa.
Mask of la Roche-Cotard The so-called Mask of la Roche-Cotard, also known as the "Mousterian Protofigurine", is a purported artifact dated to the Mousterian period, 33,000 years ago or earlier, found in 1975} in the ...
Matriarchy A matriarchy is a social organizational form in which the mother or oldest female heads the family.
Meadow Lake Petroglyphs The Meadow Lake Petroglyphs (also known as 4-Nev-3) are located in a restricted area by French Lake, California in the Tahoe National Forest.
Megalithic art Megalithic art refers to the use of large stones as an artistic medium.
Nazca Lines The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.
Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavements The Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavements comprise a geological feature between Kimberley and Barkly West, South Africa, pertaining to the Palaeozoic-age Dwyka Ice Age, or Karoo Ice Age, (some 300 mill...
Oldisleben I Oldisleben I is an archeological site of the Eemian interglacial period located north of Weimar in the Oldisleben municipality, Germany.
Outline of painting history Outline of painting history is a brief outline with templates and links to Wikipedia articles and subjects related to Art History and specifically the history of painting as an art form.
Parietal art Parietal art is the archaeological term for artwork done on cave walls or large blocks of stone.
Pashupati Seal The Pashupati Seal is the name of a steatite seal (dating from 2600–1900 BCE) discovered at Mohenjo-daro.
Pashupati seal The Pashupati Seal is the name of a steatite seal (dating from 2600–1900 BCE) discovered at Mohenjo-daro.
Pech Merle Pech Merle is a cave which opens onto a hillside at Cabrerets in the Lot département of the Midi-Pyrénées region in France, about 35 minutes by road east of Cahors.
Petroglyph Petroglyphs (also called rock engravings) are pictogram and logogram images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, and abrading.
Petroglyphs of Jinkiori The petroglyphs of Jinkiori are petroglyphs that are engraved in a big rock called the “Monolith of Jinkiori".
Petrosomatoglyph A petrosomatoglyph is a supposed image of parts of a human or animal body in rock.
Petrosphere In archaeology, a petrosphere is the name for any spherical man-made object of any size that is composed of stone.
Plastered human skulls Plastered human skulls are reconstructed human skulls that were made in the ancient Levant between 7000 and 6000 BC in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period.
Pomier Caves The Pomier Caves are a series of 55 caves located north of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic.
Portable art Portable art (sometimes called mobiliary art) refers to the small examples of Prehistoric art that could be carried from place to place, which is especially characteristic of the Art of the Uppe...
Prehistoric art In the history of art, prehistoric art is all art produced in preliterate, prehistorical cultures beginning somewhere in very late geological history, and generally continuing until that culture either develops writing or other methods of record-keeping, or makes significant contact with...
Prehistoric Rock-Art Site of the Côa Valley The Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites of the Côa Valley are open-air Paleolithic archaeological sites located in a region of northeastern Portugal, along the Portuguese-Spanish border.
Pusharo The Petroglyphs of Pusharo constitute a unique and extensive ancient rock art site in southeast Peru's Manú National Park, a jungled expanse that still contains unexplored and little known areas...
Ring of Stones The Ring of Stones, also known as the Circle of Stones, is a stone arrangement which may have been constructed by some of the 68 marooned passenegers and crew from the Dutch ship the Vergu...
Rock art In archaeology, rock art is human-made markings placed on natural stone; it is also largely synonymous with parietal art.
Rock art of the Djelfa region The rock art of the Djelfa region shows large naturalistic cattle and sub-naturalistic ones, the others being of the pastoral era.
Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin The group of over 700 sites of prehistoric Rock art of the Iberian Mediterranean Basin, also known as Levantine art, were collectively declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1998.
Statue menhir A statue menhir is a type of carved standing stone created during the later European Neolithic.
Sydney rock engravings Sydney rock engravings are a form of Australian Aboriginal Rock Art consisting of carefully drawn images of people, animals, or symbols, in the sandstone around Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The Sorcerer (cave art) The Sorcerer is one name for an enigmatic cave painting found in the cavern known as 'The Sanctuary' at Trois-Frères, Ariège, France, made around 13,000 BC. The figure's significance is unknown,...
Toquepala Caves Toquepala Caves are located in Toquepela, about from the city of Tacna, in extreme southeast Peru.
Trois Frères The Cave of the Trois-Frères is a cave in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings.
Usgalimal rock engravings Usgalimal rock engravings or Usgalimal Petroglyphs, at Usgalimal village, in South Goa, is one of the most important prehistoric sites in western India.
Venus figurines "Venus figurines" is an umbrella term for a number of prehistoric statuettes of women portrayed with similar physical attributes from the Upper Palaeolithic, mostly found in Europe, but with fin...
Venus of Mierlo The Venus of Mierlo is the nickname of a prehistoric engraving of a young woman which was found at Geldrop-Mierlo in the North Brabant province of Netherlands.
Water glyphs Water glyphs are a recurring type of petroglyph found across the American southwest, but primarily in southern Utah, northern Arizona, and Nevada.
Züschen (megalithic tomb) The Züschen tomb (Steinkammergrab von Züschen, sometimes also Lohne-Züschen) is a prehistoric burial monument, located between Lohne and Züschen, near Fritzlar, Hesse, Germany.