Ideas tagged with palaeolithic

Mythology and ancient origins of the domestic dog

The [use of appropriate statistical techniques applied to myths and folktales] ( concerning domestic animals may provide valuable informations as to their origin and past diffusion. Indeed, the domestication of ani...

By Julien d'Huy

Could a primeval version of the Basque 'Jentilak' tale be 25.000-year-old?

In the deepest part at the end of LlonĂ­n Cave (Asturias, Northern Spain), a fortuitous configuration of minor protuberances and cracks in the wall suggests the lateral outline of an 80 cm high anthropomorphic head, whereas a minor depression indicates the eye. Around 25.000 BP, our Late Palaeoli...

By Martin Bless