Such figures are known from several caves associated with the Old Stone Age
or Paleolithic Perigordian phase of culture of the Pyrenees, dating back to some 25,000 years before the present.
The Old Stone Age
artists used colored earths to make their paintings.
It has thus one of the oldest socio-political backgrounds going back to the Old Stone Age
an age whose existence has been estimated to the fabulous period of two million years from now.
Russian television channels, newspapers and sites have highlighted the importance of the exhibition and the artifacts reflecting the civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula covering the old stone age
until the era of the Saudi state through publishing reports, news and interviews.
Wickham-Jones believes that the flint axe dates from the Palaeolithic period, or Old Stone Age
, of prehistory and could be anything between 100,000 and 450,000 years old.
It is the first discovery of stone tools dating from the early part of the Old Stone Age
, which ended 30,000 years ago, in a region other than Tohoku, northeastern Japan, they said.
The artifacts uncovered include prehistoric cultural relics dating back more than 2 million years to the Old Stone Age
According to Li Zhanyang, archaeologist with the Henan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, the fossils were excavated from Bat Cave, an Old Stone Age
cave relic in Luanchuan County, Henan Province.
The stone structure, containing hundreds of mammal fossils and stone implements, was between 10,000 and 40,000 years old and presumably dated back either to the end of the Old Stone Age
or the start of New Stone Age, according to Cai Huiyang, a top archaeologist with the Guizhou Provincial Museum.
The agreement with the University of Oxford provides for archaeological excavations at two sites in old stone ages
sites to be added to other three sites in which the University has been excavating according to scientific cooperation agreement signed between the Commission and the University in 2010.