The Porsmose Man, Denmark (Middle Neolithic, c. 2600 BC). The man, 35-40 years of age, was shot by two bone arrows: one (10 cm) piercing his nasal cavity; the second (12 cm) his sternum. While the first arrow wasn’t necessarily deadly the second was, as it would’ve pierced the aorta [1307×1764]

The Porsmose Man, Denmark (Middle Neolithic, c. 2600 BC). The man, 35-40 years of age, was shot by two bone arrows: one (10 cm) piercing his nasal cavity; the second (12 cm) his sternum. While the first arrow wasn’t necessarily… Continue Reading

The Talheim Death Pit (ca. 5000 BC), belonging to the Neolithic Linearbandkeramik of South Western Germany the pit measuring 1.5×3 meters contained the bodies of 34 individuals aged 2-60 years. Many of the bodies showed trauma consistant with execution like killings or attacks from behind [541×382]

The Talheim Death Pit (ca. 5000 BC), belonging to the Neolithic Linearbandkeramik of South Western Germany the pit measuring 1.5×3 meters contained the bodies of 34 individuals aged 2-60 years. Many of the bodies showed trauma consistant with execution like… Continue Reading

One of the original Gudi (Lit, “Bone Flute”). A group of flute like instruments found in a Neolithic tomb in Jiahu and represents the oldest musical instruments found in the region. Peiligang culture, modern day China. ~6000 BC. [7952×5304]

One of the original Gudi (Lit, “Bone Flute”). A group of flute like instruments found in a Neolithic tomb in Jiahu and represents the oldest musical instruments found in the region. Peiligang culture, modern day China. ~6000 BC. [7952×5304]

The Alunda Moose (Sweden, ca. 2000 BC). A ceremonial axe head fashioned from diorite. It is considered among the most beautiful, neolithic animal sculptures from the Nordic countries [640 x 426]

The Alunda Moose (Sweden, ca. 2000 BC). A ceremonial axe head fashioned from diorite. It is considered among the most beautiful, neolithic animal sculptures from the Nordic countries [640 x 426]

The Hindsgavl Dagger (Late Neolithic Dagger Period, ca. 1900-1700 BC, Denmark). 29,5 cm. long and barely 2 cm. thick, it is widely recognized as the most beautiful example of Neolithic flint knapping from Denmark. More pictures in comments [1491 x 2000]

The Hindsgavl Dagger (Late Neolithic Dagger Period, ca. 1900-1700 BC, Denmark). 29,5 cm. long and barely 2 cm. thick, it is widely recognized as the most beautiful example of Neolithic flint knapping from Denmark. More pictures in comments [1491 x… Continue Reading

The Skarpsalling Pot (Funnel Beaker Culture, ca. 3200 BC, Denmark) decorated in the distinct Troldebjerg Style, it is one of the best and finest examples of not just Danish Early Neolithic pottery but Neolithic pottery in general. More pictures in comments [2969 x 1980]

The Skarpsalling Pot (Funnel Beaker Culture, ca. 3200 BC, Denmark) decorated in the distinct Troldebjerg Style, it is one of the best and finest examples of not just Danish Early Neolithic pottery but Neolithic pottery in general. More pictures in… Continue Reading

Display showing the various documented Neolithic methods of trepanning on a human skull created by Dr. T. Wilson Parry, c. 1900-1940. [1274×1462]

Display showing the various documented Neolithic methods of trepanning on a human skull created by Dr. T. Wilson Parry, c. 1900-1940. [1274×1462]

One of the oldest mask in the world: Mask decorated with paint, Nahal Hemar Cave, Judean Desert, Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, 9,000 years old. [960 x 860]

One of the oldest mask in the world: Mask decorated with paint, Nahal Hemar Cave, Judean Desert, Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, 9,000 years old. [960 x 860]

Owl figurine. Bone and lapis lazuli with incised details. From Kozani, Northern Greece. Late to Final Neolithic, 4300–3200 BC [1334×1800] [OC]

Owl figurine. Bone and lapis lazuli with incised details. From Kozani, Northern Greece. Late to Final Neolithic, 4300–3200 BC [1334×1800] [OC]

6500 years old human footprint, found on a floor of a Neolithic house at remains of prehistoric settlement of Vinča culture in Iđoš – Banat region, northern Serbia. Collection of Museum in Kikinda [854×650]

6500 years old human footprint, found on a floor of a Neolithic house at remains of prehistoric settlement of Vinča culture in Iđoš – Banat region, northern Serbia. Collection of Museum in Kikinda [854×650]

Decorated human skulls dated to 9,500 years ago found at the Neolithic site of Tell Aswad, near Damascus. The inhabitants of Tell Aswad invented the brick by modelling earth clods with beds of reeds, which they then formed into raw bricks and eventually dried in later stages. [1200×750]

Decorated human skulls dated to 9,500 years ago found at the Neolithic site of Tell Aswad, near Damascus. The inhabitants of Tell Aswad invented the brick by modelling earth clods with beds of reeds, which they then formed into raw… Continue Reading