The strange and controversial prehistoric ‘sorcerer’ of the Cave of the Trois Frères

Very close to the French town of Montesquieu-Avantés, in the Midi-Pyrénées region, and to the Tuc d’Audoubert cave with its fantastic prehistoric clay bisons, is the cave of the Trois Frères (Three Brothers). Both are part of an underground system of three caves formed by the river Volp (the third one is the Enlène cave).…Continue readingThe strange and controversial prehistoric ‘sorcerer’ of the Cave of the Trois Frères

World’s oldest portrait, carved in ivory 26,000 years ago

Near the Czech town of Dolní Věstonice in Moravia is the archaeological site of the same name. A site that, before systematic excavations began in 1924, had already provided researchers with extensive prehistoric materials from the Gravettian period (which ran from 27,000 to 20,000 years ago). Some 2,300 pieces of pottery have so far been…Continue readingWorld’s oldest portrait, carved in ivory 26,000 years ago