ReGenesis

ENCYCLOPEDIA

GSA "Goddess, Sites and Artifacts Collection "  curated by Eahr BA Joan 

ENTRY #9

50,000-10,000, Late (Upper) Paleolithic Summary

INTRODUCTORY CITATIONS

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Human History

Migration across great distances

is one of the fundamental processes

of human history.

(DH: 192.)

ENTRY NARRATIVE

The Late Paleolithic or Upper Ice Age is known for glaciation floods. As the glaciers continued to shrink and melt due to the warming climate, numerous ecological changes occurred. Included in these changes was the continued development of areas such as the fertile Nile valley in Egypt. These ecological changes also gave rise to human migration and emergent clan settlements. This in turn, ushered in further innovations including animal husbandry and agriculture, and to the continuing practice of gathering and hunting during the subsequent Mesolithic Age between 10,000-8,000 BCE and the Neolithic Age or Neolithic Revolution (INM: 23) c. 8,000-7,000 BCE. The Late Paleolithic also introduced Homo sapiens.

As noted earlier:

 

This Late or Upper Paleolithic began with a fuller presentation of Homo Sapiens as evidenced in an ‘explosion of artistic activity’ that included cave sculptures and wall murals. (AAI: 162.) These sculptures and mural images included animals along with the introduction of humans. Other images are hybrid figures that are part human and part animal (CAH: Vol. 1, Part 1; POTW: 253-254; PDA; CEOA; LOG; COG; MK; RGS). (RGS: 1,000,000- 10,000, Paleolithic Overview).

 

 

ENTRY 9 GODDESS SITES AND ARTIFACT IMAGE COLLECTIONS

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GSA IMAGE REFERENCES

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AURIGNACIAN VULVA IN STONE: LA FERRASSIE, FRANCE. PHOTO: © GSA. DESCRIPTION: INCISED AURIGNACIAN VULVA IN STONE, LA FERRASSIE, FRANCE. SLIDE LOCATION NEO. PAL. FRANCE, SHEET 2, ROW 4, SLEEVE 3, SLIDE #18, c. 34,000- 28,000 BCE.

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SHOT ON LOCATION: THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: NEW YORK, NY. NOTE 1: FIELDWORK PROJECT 1993. PHOTO NOTE: FOR AURIGNACIAN VULVA PHOTO RESEARCH, SEE THE NEW NATURAL MUSEUM OF PREHISTORY LES EYZIES IN THE VILLAGE OF LES EYZIES, FRANCE, DISTINGUISHED AS ONE THE FINEST ICE AGE AND MAGDALENIAN COLLECTIONS IN THE WORLD.

 

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AURIGNACIAN VULVA FROM THE VALLEY OF VÉZÈRE: DORDOGNE, FRANCE. PHOTO: © GSA. DESCRIPTION: AURIGNACIAN INCISED VULVA IN STONE FROM CAVES IN THE VALLEY OF VÉZÈRE, DORDOGNE, FRANCE. SLIDE LOCATION NEO. PAL. FRANCE, SHEET 2, ROW 4, SLEEVE 4 SLIDE #19, c. 30,000 BCE.

CU_NPF_ S2_R4_SL4_S19.jpg

SHOT ON LOCATION: HAUTE GARGONNE, FRANCE: MUSÉE DES ANTIQUITÉS NATIONALES. (SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, FRANCE IS JUST OUTSIDE OF PARIS.) NOTE 1: FIELDWORK PROJECT 1982-1989. PHOTO NOTE: FOR AURIGNACIAN VULVA PHOTO RESEARCH, SEE THE NEW NATURAL MUSEUM OF PREHISTORY LES EYZIES IN THE VILLAGE OF LES EYZIES, FRANCE, DISTINGUISHED AS ONE THE FINEST ICE AGE AND MAGDALENIAN COLLECTIONS IN THE WORLD.

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CAVE RENDERING OF AN ICE AGE HORSE: ORIGINS PENDING. PHOTO: © GSA. DESCRIPTION: CAVE RENDERING OF AN ICE AGE HORSE. SLIDE LOCATION NEO. PAL. FRANCE, SHEET 1, ROW 4, SLEEVE 3, SLIDE #43, BCE.

 

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SHOT ON LOCATION: THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: NEW YORK, NY. NOTE 1: TO–SCALE PROTOTYPE. NOTE 2: FIELDWORK PROJECT 1993. PHOTO NOTE: SEE THE NEW NATURAL MUSEUM OF PREHISTORY LES EYZIES IN THE VILLAGE OF LES EYZIES, FRANCE, DISTINGUISHED AS ONE THE FINEST ICE AGE AND MAGDALENIAN COLLECTIONS IN THE WORLD.