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2017

Boat Petroglyph in Norway
Article dated: September 27, 2017
https://www.archaeology.org/news/5948-170927-norway-petroglyph-boat

Cave Paintings in Spain
Article dated: September 15, 2017
https://www.archaeology.org/news/5920-170915-spain-cave-paintings

Neolithic Motifs
Article dated: July 19, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-40653877

Homo Sapiens Fossils in Morocco
Article dated: June 7, 2017
http://www.nature.com/news/oldest-homo-sapiens-fossil-claim-rewrites-our-species-history-1.22114

Engravings and Technique
Article dated: February 24, 2017
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-2017/article/38-000-year-old-engravings-confirm-ancient-origins-of-technique-used-by-seurat-van-gogh

French Cave Art/Auroch
Article dated: January 30, 2017
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4171770/Cave-art-sheds-light-early-life-modern-humans.html

Neanderthals and Rock Collecting
Article dated: January 17, 2017
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-2017/article/discovery-adds-rock-collecting-to-neanderthal-s-repertoire

2016

Lascaux 4
Article dated: December 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/dec/15/prehistoric-cave-art-lascaux-dordogne-france-grotto-replica

Ancient Rock Art Artists
Article dated: December 13, 2016
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-2017/article/who-made-the-ancient-rock-art

Discovery Near Stonehenge
Article dated: November 18, 2016
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/stonehenge-prehistoric-religious-ceremonial-centre-discovered-archaeologists-a7425346.html

Higgs Bison and Cave Paintings
Article dated: October 18, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/10/18/the-higgs-bison-mystery-is-solved-with-the-help-of-ancient-cave-paintings/

Armintxe Cave Art
Article dated: October 14, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37654544

Female figurine discovered at Neolithic Catalhoyuk
Article dated: September 13, 2016
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4832-160913-turkey-catalhoyuk-figurine

Hawaiian Petroglyphs
Article dated: August 9, 2016
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4715-160809-hawaii-beach-petroglyph

Foissac Cave Statuette Discovered
Article dated: July 5, 2016
(In French)
http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/2016/07/05/03004-20160705ARTFIG00012-une-statuette-decouverte-dans-la-grotte-de-foissac.php

Neanderthal Cave Structures
Article dated: May 25, 2016
http://www.nature.com/news/neanderthals-built-cave-structures-and-no-one-knows-why-1.19975#/b1

Spanish Cave Art
Article dated: May 24, 2016
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3607693/The-art-gallery-Archaeologists-discover-large-collection-14-500-year-old-animal-paintings-Spanish-cave.html

Chauvet Cave timeline
Article dated: April 12, 2016
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4374-160412-chauvet-cave-dates

Volcanic eruptions may be depicted in some Chauvet cave paintings
Article dated: Jan 15, 2016
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4078-160115-france-chauvet-volcano

2015

Paleolithic engraving/possible campsite image
Article dated: December 2, 2015
http://www.archaeology.org/news/3927-151202-paleolithic-engraving-campsite

Ice Age engravings
Article dated: November 2, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34679202

King Tut: secret doors?
Article dated: September 28, 2015
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150928-king-tut-tomb-door-nefertiti-archaeology-egypt/

New human species discovered in South Africa
Articles dated: September 10, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34192447
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/fall-2015/article/scientists-discover-new-early-human-species

Large monument discovered near Stonehenge
(Possible date: 4,500 years old)
Article dated: September 7, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-34156673

Oldest known wooden statue/Shigir Idol
(Possible date: 11,000 years old)
Article dated:August 31, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/mysterious-wooden-statue-found-in-peat-bog-is-twice-as-old-as-stonehenge-10479558.html
Article dated: September 1, 2015
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/09/01/worlds-oldest-wooden-statue-twice-old-pyramids/71508904/

Petroglyhs discovered: oldest rock art in Siberia?
(Possible date: 8,000 to 10,000 years old)
Article dated: August 4, 2015
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3184931/Siberia-s-ancient-rock-carvings-discovered-Etchings-animals-bleak-mountain-plateau-10-000-years-old.html
Article dated: August 3, 2015
http://www.archaeology.org/news/3536-150803-siberia-rock-art

2 fragments of female figurine in Hohle Fels Cave
(Possible date: 40,000 B.C.)
Article dated: July 22, 2015
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150722081414.htm

24 geoglyphs discovered in Nazca, Peru
(Possible date: 400 to 200 BC)
Article dated: July 8, 2015
http://www.archaeology.org/news/3466-150708-peru-nazca-llama

Earliest stone tools
(Possible date: 3.3 million years ago)
Article dated: May 20, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32804177

Stone bracelet in Siberia
Oldest known?
(Possible date: 40,000 years ago)
Article dated: May 7, 2015
http://www.archaeology.org/news/3270-150507-siberia-denisovan-bracelet

2014

World’s oldest art?
Zigzag shape on fossil mussel shell may be world’s oldest art
(Possible date: half a million years ago)
Article dated: December 4, 2014
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/12/141203-mussel-shell-oldest-art/

Paleolithic Venus in France
A small (4.7 inch) limestone Paleolithic Venus figurine has been found at the Renancourt site in France
(Possible date: 23,000 years ago)
Article dated: November 28, 2014
http://www.archaeology.org/news/2739-141127-france-paleolithic-venus-discovered

Neanderthal Cave Art?
Article dated: September 1, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28967746


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