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Enkidu and Gilgamesh. Characters out of the earliest Mesopotamian creation story cycle called the Enuma Elish.

Enkidu and Gilgamesh. Characters out of the earliest Mesopotamian creation story cycle called the Enuma Elish.

Woman gathering honey, watercolor copy by F. Benitez Mellado of a Mesolithic (c. 10,000/8000–c. 3000 bce) painting in the Cueva de la Arana, near Bicorp, Spain; in the Museum of Prehistory, Valencia, Spain.

Woman gathering honey, watercolor copy by F. Benitez Mellado of a Mesolithic (c. 10,000/8000–c. 3000 bce) painting in the Cueva de la Arana, near Bicorp, Spain; in the Museum of Prehistory, Valencia, Spain.

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Neanderthals may have invented specialised bone tools and passed their know-how on to the ancestors of modern humans, research suggests.The discovery adds to growing evidence that the Neanderthals, once viewed as dim-witted and primitive, had a high level of technological ability.

Neanderthals may have invented specialised bone tools and passed their know-how on to the ancestors of modern humans, research suggests.The discovery adds to growing evidence that the Neanderthals, once viewed as dim-witted and primitive, had a high level of technological ability.

✮ A closeup of the center of the 20-ton Aztec Sun Stone which depicts the sun god and the four epochs of the creation and destruction of the universe in Aztec mythology.  Other symbols represent the 20 days of the Aztec month, the source o f the popular name of Calendar Stone

✮ A closeup of the center of the 20-ton Aztec Sun Stone which depicts the sun god and the four epochs of the creation and destruction of the universe in Aztec mythology. Other symbols represent the 20 days of the Aztec month, the source o f the popular name of Calendar Stone

petroglyphs.  preclassique Maya  Maya Discovery This mural found in the ruins of a pyramid in   Guatemala  depicts the Maya creation myth. Here, the son of the   maize god sheds his own  blood in sacrifice.

petroglyphs. preclassique Maya Maya Discovery This mural found in the ruins of a pyramid in Guatemala depicts the Maya creation myth. Here, the son of the maize god sheds his own blood in sacrifice.

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