Ancient Europe

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Tollund Man The bog body of the Iron Age man from Tollund Mose in central Jutland, Denmark, c. 220 b.c. His body was deposited in the bog, presumably after being hanged, and was preserved under a thick layer of peat until discovered in 1950.

Tollund Man The bog body of the Iron Age man from Tollund Mose in central Jutland, Denmark, c. 220 b.c. His body was deposited in the bog, presumably after being hanged, and was preserved under a thick layer of peat until discovered in 1950.

Hochdorf Reconstruction of the Hochdorf chamber, a richly outfitted grave from c. 550 B.C. Grave goods, such as the gold ornaments, bronze couch, and rich textiles found here, give evidence of the social status of the buried. Rose Hajdu, Fotografie, Stuttgart.

Hochdorf Reconstruction of the Hochdorf chamber, a richly outfitted grave from c. 550 B.C. Grave goods, such as the gold ornaments, bronze couch, and rich textiles found here, give evidence of the social status of the buried. Rose Hajdu, Fotografie, Stuttgart.

Hjortspring Model of the boat deposited in the Hjortspring bog, southern Denmark, c. 350-300 B.C. The original boat, of which little remains, was more than 19 meters long.

Hjortspring Model of the boat deposited in the Hjortspring bog, southern Denmark, c. 350-300 B.C. The original boat, of which little remains, was more than 19 meters long.

The Mesolithic of Northern Europe Excavations at the Late Oesolithic stratified shell midden at Norsminde, Jutland, Denmark. Such deposits contain the leftover shells from consumption of shellfish by hunter-gatherers.

The Mesolithic of Northern Europe Excavations at the Late Oesolithic stratified shell midden at Norsminde, Jutland, Denmark. Such deposits contain the leftover shells from consumption of shellfish by hunter-gatherers.

Arene Candide Reconstruction of life inside Arene Candide in northwestern Italy during its Middle Neolithic heyday, c. 4700-4000 B.C. On concession of Ministero pe r I Beni e le Ateivita Cueturali-Soprintendenza per R I BENI ARCHEOLOGICI DELLA LIGURIA.

Arene Candide Reconstruction of life inside Arene Candide in northwestern Italy during its Middle Neolithic heyday, c. 4700-4000 B.C. On concession of Ministero pe r I Beni e le Ateivita Cueturali-Soprintendenza per R I BENI ARCHEOLOGICI DELLA LIGURIA.

Neolithic Sites of the Orkney Islands Decorated stone artifact from the Neolithic site of Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, c. 3100-2500 B.C.

Neolithic Sites of the Orkney Islands Decorated stone artifact from the Neolithic site of Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, c. 3100-2500 B.C.

 

 

 

 

Copper Age Cyprus Cruciform figurine, a symbol of fertility, from Yiacia, c.3000 B.C. Height: 15.3 cm. Department of1 Antiquities, Cyprus.

Copper Age Cyprus Cruciform figurine, a symbol of fertility, from Yiacia, c.3000 B.C. Height: 15.3 cm. Department of1 Antiquities, Cyprus.

The Iceman The Iceman on display at the Bolzano museum after being frozen on the Tirolean Alps over 5,000 years ago.

The Iceman The Iceman on display at the Bolzano museum after being frozen on the Tirolean Alps over 5,000 years ago.

Boyne Valley Passage Graves The Great Mound of the megalithic passage grave from Knowth, Ireland, was built more than 5,000 years ago.

Boyne Valley Passage Graves The Great Mound of the megalithic passage grave from Knowth, Ireland, was built more than 5,000 years ago.

Trackways and Boats The Neolithic trackway at Sweet Track is an elevated pathway that ran nearly 2 kilometers across swamps in Somerset, England, almost 6,000 years ago.

Trackways and Boats The Neolithic trackway at Sweet Track is an elevated pathway that ran nearly 2 kilometers across swamps in Somerset, England, almost 6,000 years ago.

Bell Beakers from West to East Bell-shaped beaker with plain and decorated horizontal zones fram Late Neolithic burial near Salisbury in southern England, h. 2200 b.c.

Bell Beakers from West to East Bell-shaped beaker with plain and decorated horizontal zones fram Late Neolithic burial near Salisbury in southern England, h. 2200 b.c.

 

Bell Beakers from West to East Late Neolithic flint dagger from southern Sweden, h. 2000 B.C., that imitates forms of metal daggers characteristic of Bell Beaker assemblages in central Europe, including the simulated mold mark on the handle.

Bell Beakers from West to East Late Neolithic flint dagger from southern Sweden, h. 2000 B.C., that imitates forms of metal daggers characteristic of Bell Beaker assemblages in central Europe, including the simulated mold mark on the handle.

 

Corded Ware from East to West Cord-impressed vessels from southern scandinavia in forms typical of the Corded Ware/single Grave/Battle-Axe cultural complex of the mid-third millennium b.c.

Corded Ware from East to West Cord-impressed vessels from southern scandinavia in forms typical of the Corded Ware/single Grave/Battle-Axe cultural complex of the mid-third millennium b.c.

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