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Stone Age Collection

Journey back in time to the Stone Age and uncover the mysteries of our ancient ancestors

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge ahead FL01500_02_003

Stonehenge ahead FL01500_02_003
STONEHENGE, Amesbury, Wiltshire. A car drives past an a box towards Stonehenge. Photograph 1930, from the Ministry of Works Blue Album

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France

Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France
Stone-age cave paintings. Artwork depicting various animals painted on the wall of a cave. These paintings are found in the Chauvet Cave, France

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France

Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France
Stone-age cave paintings. Artwork of horses painted on the wall of a cave. These paintings are found in the Chauvet Cave, France, the site of the earliest known cave paintings (as of 2011)

Background imageStone Age Collection: Lascaux II cave painting replica C013 / 7378

Lascaux II cave painting replica C013 / 7378
Lascaux II replica of a Lascaux cave painting. These are deer and auroch figures in the Great Hall of the Bulls. The original Lascaux cave was closed to the public in 1963

Background imageStone Age Collection: Avebury Stone Circle J900435

Avebury Stone Circle J900435
AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE, Wiltshire. Sunrise over the stones

Background imageStone Age Collection: Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village. Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland Orkney

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge sunset J870232

Stonehenge sunset J870232
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Mid-Summer sunset

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge and crop circle N960002

Stonehenge and crop circle N960002
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Aerial view of Stonehenge with crop circle in the foreground

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge J850008

Stonehenge J850008
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Stones at sunset with snow in the foreground

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge K021103

Stonehenge K021103
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. View from the North East at sunrise

Background imageStone Age Collection: Castlerigg Stone Circle J850518

Castlerigg Stone Circle J850518
CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE, Cumbria. View to South West of part of the stone circle with snow covered hills beyond

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge from the air K040315

Stonehenge from the air K040315
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the site looking south east

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France

Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France
Stone-age cave paintings. Artwork depicting various animals painted on the wall of a cave. These paintings are found in the Chauvet Cave, France

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge N071215

Stonehenge N071215
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. A floodlit view of Stonehenge. Late evening / dusk

Background imageStone Age Collection: Avebury Stone Circle N071124

Avebury Stone Circle N071124
AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge K030912

Stonehenge K030912
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. View of the circle from the west at sunrise

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge sunset M890091

Stonehenge sunset M890091
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. View of the stone circle looking south west along axis. Mid-winter sunset with snow

Background imageStone Age Collection: Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre

Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre
Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. From the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageStone Age Collection: Silbury Hill N060151

Silbury Hill N060151
SILBURY HILL, Avebury, Wiltshire. View from the east looking towards the snow covered mound. Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge at sunrise N120064

Stonehenge at sunrise N120064
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. General view of Stonehenge at sunrise

Background imageStone Age Collection: Venus of Willendorf, Stone Age figurine

Venus of Willendorf, Stone Age figurine, rear view. Discovered in 1908 near Willendorf, Austria, this 11-centimetre-tall limestone figurine dates from around 23, 000 years ago

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France

Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France
Stone-age cave paintings. Artwork depicting various animals painted on the wall of a cave. These paintings are found in the Chauvet Cave, France

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France

Stone-age cave paintings, Chauvet, France
Stone-age cave paintings. Artwork of fighting rhinoceroses painted on the wall of a cave. These paintings are found in the Chauvet Cave, France

Background imageStone Age Collection: LASCAUX: RUNNING DEER. Running deer from the Cave of Lascaux, Montignac, France

LASCAUX: RUNNING DEER. Running deer from the Cave of Lascaux, Montignac, France

Background imageStone Age Collection: Avebury Stone Circle J880248

Avebury Stone Circle J880248
AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE, Wiltshire. Reconstruction drawing " Harvest Ceremony at the Cove in Northern Inner Circle " by Judith Dobie, English Heritage Graphics Team

Background imageStone Age Collection: Lascaux II cave painting replica C013 / 7382

Lascaux II cave painting replica C013 / 7382
Lascaux II replica of a Lascaux cave painting. These are horse and cow figures in the central gallery. The original Lascaux cave was closed to the public in 1963

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge in snow N100786

Stonehenge in snow N100786
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. General view of Stonehenge in the snow

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge N130045

Stonehenge N130045
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageStone Age Collection: Prehistoric spear-thrower

Prehistoric spear-thrower. Artwork of how a spear-thrower (or atlatl) is used to throw a feathered dart. At top and centre, the dart is loaded. At bottom, it is being thrown

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge. Re-erection of Trilithon lintel in 1958 P50217

Stonehenge. Re-erection of Trilithon lintel in 1958 P50217
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Re-erection of Trilithon lintel 158 by the 60 ton Brabazon Crane, the larger of two cranes used to lift stones

Background imageStone Age Collection: Avebury Stone Circle N071125

Avebury Stone Circle N071125
AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge J870257

Stonehenge J870257
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. View of the stones against a cloudy summer sky

Background imageStone Age Collection: Catal Huyuk, ancient settlement in Anatolia, Turkey, from c. 6500 BC

Catal Huyuk, ancient settlement in Anatolia, Turkey, from c. 6500 BC

Background imageStone Age Collection: Durrington Walls N130053

Durrington Walls N130053
DURRINGTON WALLS, Wiltshire. Reconstruction showing the settlement at Durrington Walls near Stonehenge in about 2500BC, this view looking north, in summer

Background imageStone Age Collection: Venus of Brassempouy

Venus of Brassempouy
The Venus of Brassempouy carved out of ivory some 18, 000 years ago and discovered in Brassempouy, France. Believed to have been carved during the last stage of the Upper Palaeolithic age

Background imageStone Age Collection: CAVE ART: PECH MERLE. Prehistoric human handprint from Pech Merle cave, France

CAVE ART: PECH MERLE. Prehistoric human handprint from Pech Merle cave, France

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge K030970

Stonehenge K030970
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Detailed view of the stones from the south

Background imageStone Age Collection: West Kennet Long Barrow K910277

West Kennet Long Barrow K910277
WEST KENNET LONG BARROW, Wiltshire. Stones at the entrance

Background imageStone Age Collection: Avebury Stone Circle N070083

Avebury Stone Circle N070083
AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge J040120

Stonehenge J040120
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. General view against a blue sky

Background imageStone Age Collection: Avebury Stone Circle N080684

Avebury Stone Circle N080684
AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE, Wiltshire. View of the sarsens which form part of the south west side of the circle

Background imageStone Age Collection: Rollright Stones K022116

Rollright Stones K022116
THE ROLLRIGHT STONES, Oxfordshire. View of The Kings Men stone circle

Background imageStone Age Collection: West Kennet Avenue K020807

West Kennet Avenue K020807
WEST KENNET AVENUE, Avebury, Wiltshire. Sunrise view. Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site

Background imageStone Age Collection: Stonehenge N130044

Stonehenge N130044
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageStone Age Collection: CAVE ART: BISON. Bison from the Nave at Lascaux, Dordogne, France, 7 feet and 10. 5 inches

CAVE ART: BISON. Bison from the Nave at Lascaux, Dordogne, France, 7 feet and 10. 5 inches. Style III (c15, 000 B. C. )
CAVE ART: BISON. Bison from the Nave at Lascaux, Dordogne, France, 7 feet and 10.5 inches. Style III (c15, 000 B.C.)

Background imageStone Age Collection: Prehistoric cave art of a bull, Altamira, Spain

Prehistoric cave art of a bull, Altamira, Spain
Prehistoric cave painting of a bull, Altamira, Spain. Color halftone reproduction

Background imageStone Age Collection: West Kennet Long Barrow N072012

West Kennet Long Barrow N072012
WEST KENNET LONG BARROW, Avebury, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageStone Age Collection: Balloon over Stonehenge N060085

Balloon over Stonehenge N060085
STONEHENGE. Wiltshire. Detail of the stones with a hot air balloon. This balloon flight over Stonehenge commemorated one hundred years of aerial photography, 1906-2006




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Journey back in time to the Stone Age and uncover the mysteries of our ancient ancestors. Step into the Lascaux II cave painting replica C013 / 7378, a breathtaking recreation of prehistoric art that transports you to a world long gone. Marvel at the intricate details and vibrant colors of Stone-Age cave paintings found in Chauvet, France, as they offer a glimpse into the daily lives and beliefs of those who came before us. As you explore further, encounter the Avebury Stone Circle J900435, an impressive monument that stands as a testament to human ingenuity and craftsmanship. Feel the energy radiating from each stone as you walk among them, connecting with an ancient spirituality that still lingers today. Continue your journey to one of history's most iconic landmarks - Stonehenge. From afar, witness its majestic silhouette against the horizon; ahead FL01500_02_003 lies this enigmatic site shrouded in mystery. As you approach closer J850008 or bask in its beauty during sunset J870232, let yourself be captivated by its grandeur and ponder over its purpose - was it a sacred place for rituals or an astronomical observatory? Venturing northward to Scotland's Orkney Islands reveals another marvel: Skara Brae Prehistoric Village. Step inside these well-preserved dwellings N071215 and imagine what life was like for our distant ancestors thousands of years ago. Experience their resourcefulness firsthand as you wander through their homes carved out from stone. Returning once again to Stonehenge N071124 or Avebury Stone Circle K021103 allows for deeper contemplation on their significance within ancient cultures. These sites continue to intrigue archaeologists and historians alike with their alignment with celestial events or potential spiritual practices. Lastly, visit Castlerigg Stone Circle J850518 nestled amidst picturesque landscapes; feel connected not only to history but also nature itself.