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Stone Age in northern Europe

By |2017-06-27T01:54:16+00:00June 27th, 2017|History, Northern Europe|

Danube river The first modern humans, the Cro-Magnons, probably walked into Northern Europe from Central Asia around 45,000 years ago. Some followed the fish along the Mediterranean coastline to Greece, then Italy, then southern France and Spain. Others followed fish northward along the Danube and Volga rivers into northern Europe and the Baltic. [...]

Bronze Age art of northern Europe

By |2017-06-26T16:02:35+00:00June 26th, 2017|Art, Northern Europe|

Valmonica, Italy (ca. 2000 BC?) Bronze Age artists kept on carving rock art all across Europe, using it to show the new horses and wagons, weapons and plows brought by the Indo-Europeans. Boat with many oars (Tanum, Sweden, ca. 1700 BC) Further north, Scandinavian artists carved their boats as well as [...]

Drawing rock art – African art project

By |2018-04-21T12:09:34+00:00June 11th, 2017|Africa, Art, Crafts|

Khoisan painting at Springfontein, Zimbabwe Khoisan rock art was a way for artists in southern Africa to show their dreams and ideas about how the world worked, or should work. And it was a way to remember things that had happened. The artists drew these pictures for their ancestors, or for their gods. [...]