Rare, prehistoric rock art which could be more than 4,000 years old has been discovered in the Brecon Beacons.
The Bronze Age discovery was made late last year by national park geologist Alan Bowring.
Experts claim the stone probably served as a way marker for farming communities.
Similar stones have been found in other parts of Britain but they are thought to be rare in mid Wales.
Its exact location in the Brecon Beacons is being kept a secret and news of its discovery comes after archaeologists found a similar ancient rock in the Scottish Highlands. Read more.
This isn’t exactly illustration but it’s art from the Bronze Age!
And for my next trick, you can’t get more classic than a handaxe. One of my favourite in fact, from the museum of archaeology and anthropology in Cambridge.
Not having any actual training I found this one a bit more tricky. Did my best using some actual archaeological illustration for reference.
Eee~ lookit dat shell :3
On this statuette found in Austria we can see the preserved traces of the original painting. The interesting fact is also the hole between it´s tights. It could serve for interlacing of the waistcloth or, less probably, for fixing of the figure to the base; the fingertips would hinder the perfect fixing. The image represents the possibilities of the painting interpretation – the decorative leggings on the tights, tattooes, paintings on the skin and a necklace in the form of boar tusks. We can also see the decoration on the neck.
Another of the important Neolithic cultures is the Bükk culture from Slovakia and Hungary, famous for it´s creative decorative cultural design. The pottery was decorated with impressive geomethrical parallel lines and coloured with black, red, white and yellow colour.
via > anthropark.wz.cz
Ground plan of Roman Villa by Heywood Sumner
Cunliffe, B. (1985). Heywood Sumner’s Wessex. Wimborne: Roy Gasson Associates.