Palaeolithic hand axe beautifully designed with a fossil seashell at the centre. (from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) Via Iris T. Image by Irisharchaeology.ie via The Celtic Prehistoric Museum
Travel Gawker: I Want To Go To…Dordogne Valley, France
Dordogne Valley France _ grotte FONT de GAUME
Neolithic Quern Stone - Quern-stones are stone tools for hand grinding a wide variety of materials. They were used in pairs. The lower, stationary, stone is called a quern, while the upper, mobile, stone is called a handstone. They were first used in the Neolithic to grind cereals into flour
a fossil specimen of the scleractinian coral Solenastrea hyades (Dana, 1846), showing nicely radiating septa in each corallite; from the Lower Pleistocene Croatan Formation of eastern North Carolina, USA; photo by James St. John
Fossil--3D giant carnivorous fish known as Xiphactinus - 17 feet long -------- Someday, I am de-extinctioning these and filling the moat around my lair with them.
Nubia, Sudan: the pyramids that pre-date the Egyptian pyramids . (Sudan - the black pharaohs by Retlaw Snellac, via Flickr)