The following 8 artifacts are by far the oldest we’ve ever discovered throughout history. They are here, so let’s get on with it.
Venus of Hohle FelsIt dates back to 35-40,000. It was first found in the Hohle Fels Cave, which is where its name comes from. Nicholas J. Conard discovered it back in 2008.
The Lowenmensch FigurineIt is also 35-40,000 year old, but was discovered instead at the Hihlenstein-Stadel Cave in 1939 by Otto Volzing (a geologist).
It is interesting to note that although the first fragment of this figurine was found in 1939, more were discovered over time until the structure was complete in 2009.
The Bone FlutesThey date back to between 42-43,000 years and were found in the Geissenkloesterie Cave, Germany.
Skhul Cave BeadsThey are, however, much older and date back to more than 100,000 years ago.
Blombos Cave Paint Making StudioIt is also 100,000 year old. It was discovered in a cave located in South Africa back on 2008. Although the cave was first discovered in 1992 it took more than 16 years to find the paintings.
If that’s not enough then how about the 1.76 million years old Acheulean Stone Tools. They weren’t discovered in one place but all around the globe, including in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
The Oldowan Stone ToolsThey are more than 2.6 million years old and were once considered to be the oldest known tools. They were found in Gona Ethiopia.
We conclude with one of the oldest tools ever found, the Lomekwi Stone Tools. They are 3.3-million year-old tools, discovered all around West Turkana, Kenya in 2015.