Rock Art Redefines Ancient - from the NYTimes:
"David S. Whitley, an archaeologist and expert on prehistoric rock art and iconographic interpretation...believes the Coso Petroglyphs to be one of the most important rock art sites on earth.
Mr. Whitley estimated that there may be as many as 100,000 images carved into the dark volcanic canyons above the China Lake basin, some as old as 12,000 to 16,000 years, others as recent as the mid-20th century."
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
A Lost European Culture, Pulled From Obscurity
The little-known culture is being rescued from obscurity in an exhibition, “The Lost World of Old Europe: the Danube Valley, 5000-3500 B.C.,” which opened last month at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. More than 250 artifacts from museums in Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania are on display for the first time in the United States. The show will run through April 25.
The 'Thinker' and Female Figurine From Cernavoda, Fired Clay, Hamangia, Cernavoda, 5000-4600 BC
National History Museum of Romania, Bucharest: 15906, 15907