The following 8 artifacts are by far the oldest we’ve ever discovered throughout history. So, without further ado, here they are:
The Venus of Hohle Fels is ancient in its own right, dating back to 35-40,000 years ago. It was originally found in the Hohle Fels cave which is where it gets its name from by Nicholas J. Conard back in 2008.
The Lowenmensch Figurine is also 35-40,000 years old but it was discovered at the Hihlenstein-Stadel Cave instead by a geologist by the name of Otto Volzing back in 1939.
The interesting thing about it is that the first fragment of the figurine was discovered back in 1939 but with time as the excavations continued more and more of them were discovered until 2009 when the structure was completed.
The Bone Flutes on the other hand date back to around 42-43,000 years ago and they were discovered in the Geissenkloesterie Cave from Germany.
The Skhul Cave Beads on the other hand are way older, as they date back to over 100,000 years ago and they are amongst the oldest jewelry ever discovered throughout history.
The Blombos Cave Paint Making Studio is also 100,000 years old and it was discovered in a cave in South Africa back in 2008. The cave was actually discovered in 1992 but it took over 16 years to actually spot 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 Tools on the other hand are over 2.6 million years old by now and they used to be considered the oldest tools ever discovered. They were originally found in Gona, Ethiopia.
Thus, we conclude with the oldest tools ever discovered, the Lomekwi Stone Tools. They are 3.3-million-year-old tools that were all discovered in West Turkana, Kenya, around 2015.