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This dog was buried in a crouched or sitting position.

This dog was buried in a crouched or sitting position.

<b>CAVE DOG</b> The skull of a 4,700-year-old dog (center, right of the marker stick) was found in Cherry Tree Cave in Germany. The dog is analyzed in a new genetics study suggesting that dogs were domesticated only once.

Dog domestication happened just once, ancient DNA study suggests

<b>CAVE DOG</b> The skull of a 4,700-year-old dog (center, right of the marker stick) was found in Cherry Tree Cave in Germany. The dog is analyzed in a new genetics study suggesting that dogs were domesticated only once.

Cave bears loomed large in the Cro-Magnon mind as shown in this Chauvet cave painting.

Fate of the Cave Bear

Cave bears loomed large in the Cro-Magnon mind as shown in this Chauvet cave painting.

Altamira Cave (Spain). The cave of Altamira was the first in the world in which rock art is found in the Upper Paleolithic (between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago).

Altamira Cave (Spain). The cave of Altamira was the first in the world in which rock art is found in the Upper Paleolithic (between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago).

Archaeologist Anna Cohen works in the central area of the cache, where ritual vessels were found arrayed around a stone vulture.  PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVE YODER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Archaeologist Anna Cohen works in the central area of the cache, where ritual vessels were found arrayed around a stone vulture. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVE YODER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Like many other ancient texts around the world, this ancient piece of evidence appears to tell an amazing story, one that could potentially change the way that we look at ourselves (past, present and the future), our history and the entire Universe!   It’s believed that this ancient piece of documentation, which in fact isn’t …

Like many other ancient texts around the world, this ancient piece of evidence appears to tell an amazing story, one that could potentially change the way that we look at ourselves (past, present and the future), our history and the entire Universe! It’s believed that this ancient piece of documentation, which in fact isn’t …

+/-26000 year old drama or mystery... The skeletons lean into each other, like nestled question marks. In his written report, Klima speculated that the arrangement of the grave might reflect "a real life drama which precipitated the burials." His drama revolved around a young woman who had died in childbirth. The two male skeletons where those of her husband and a medicine man-the man wearing the mask. Held responsible for her death, the men had been compelled to follow her into the…

+/-26000 year old drama or mystery... The skeletons lean into each other, like nestled question marks. In his written report, Klima speculated that the arrangement of the grave might reflect "a real life drama which precipitated the burials." His drama revolved around a young woman who had died in childbirth. The two male skeletons where those of her husband and a medicine man-the man wearing the mask. Held responsible for her death, the men had been compelled to follow her into the…

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