National Living Treasure of Japan, Jomon no Megami (a goddess figure from the Jomon era, known as the Nishinomae ceramic figure) , 14000 BC 国宝・縄文の女神
World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from 14,000 years ago
World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from 14,000 years ago. A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago Photo: EPA
Jomon goddess figure (Japan's Jomon era: 14,000 BC to about 300 BC)
The Altamira paintings found in Northern Spain is presumed to be about 11,000-19,000 years old. It is supposed to have been painted by Magdalenian people between 16,000 and 9,000 BC.
cave art in Ukhahlamba, Drakensberg Park, South Africa. The paintings are difficult to date, but there is anthropological evidence, including many hunting implements, that the San people existed in the Drakensberg at least 40,000 years ago, and possibly over 100,000 years ago