The Ishango Bone.
The grooves on the handle of this 20,000 year old tool have been theorized to indicate paleolithic knowledge of complex mathematical concepts, or it could just be for easier grip.
Either way its a work of genius.

The Ishango Bone.

The grooves on the handle of this 20,000 year old tool have been theorized to indicate paleolithic knowledge of complex mathematical concepts, or it could just be for easier grip.

Either way its a work of genius.

Lascaux, France, which contains some of the best known surviving pieces of paleolithic art, estimated to be around 17,000 years old.

Lascaux, France, which contains some of the best known surviving pieces of paleolithic art, estimated to be around 17,000 years old.