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The first mythology creators : Aurignacian

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Paintings at Chauvet.
Venus of Hohle Fels.


The oldest evidence of human religion that worshipped a supernatural deity to ever be discovered on the face of this Earth is that which is associated with the earliest modern humans in Europe and their migration from the Near East in around 43,000 BP is the half human and half lion sculpture of Lowenmensch figurine from the Aurignacian culture.

Venus of Hohle Fels, the oldest undisputed example of human figurative art was discovered in September 2008 in a cave at Schelklingen in Baden-Wurttemberg in southern Germany.

The people of this culture also produced some of the earliest known cave art. Examples of this are the animal engravings at Trois Freres and paintings at Chauvet cave in southern France. Pendants, bracelets and ivory beads along with three-dimensional figurines were also made by the Aurignacians.

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