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Step back in time and explore the wonders of the prehistoric world

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast - Original specimen in Berlin-Germany - Known as 'the first bird'

Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast - Original specimen in Berlin-Germany - Known as "the first bird" with both
CAN-2452 Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast - Original specimen in Berlin - Germany Known as "the first bird" with both dinosaurian

Background imagePrehistoric 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 imagePrehistoric Collection: Prehistoric Reconstruction - Hatchling Plesiosaur, C. Oxoniensis, Late Jurassic

Prehistoric Reconstruction - Hatchling Plesiosaur, C. Oxoniensis, Late Jurassic
JH-2 Prehistoric Reconstruction - Hatchling Plesiosaur, C. Oxoniensis, Late Jurassic John Holmes contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Duria antiquior (Ancient Dorset), an imaginative reconstruction of the life of

Duria antiquior (Ancient Dorset), an imaginative reconstruction of the life of
ONH99609 Duria antiquior (Ancient Dorset), an imaginative reconstruction of the life of the Jurassic seas, engraved by George Scharf (1820-95) printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850)

Background imagePrehistoric 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 imagePrehistoric Collection: One Million Years B. C. One Quad Artwork

One Million Years B. C. One Quad Artwork
One Million Years B.C. One Quad Artwork

Background imagePrehistoric 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 imagePrehistoric Collection: Lascaux cave painting. Bulls & horses. Copyright: aA Collection Ltd

Lascaux cave painting. Bulls & horses. Copyright: aA Collection Ltd
Lascaux cave painting: bull and horses, France. Avail up to 100MB-call for details

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Archaeopteryx fossil, Berlin specimen C016 / 5071

Archaeopteryx fossil, Berlin specimen C016 / 5071
Archaeopteryx fossil, Berlin specimen. Cast of the Archaeopteryx specimen held at the Berlin Natural History Museum. This cast shows the spread-out wings and long, clawed fingers

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Sunrise at the White Horse, Uffington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Sunrise at the White Horse, Uffington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Fossil tooth of megalodon or megatooth shark Oceanopolis Brest Brittany France

Fossil tooth of megalodon or megatooth shark Oceanopolis Brest Brittany France
MAB-908 Fossil tooth of megalodon or megatooth shark Oceanopolis Brest Brittany France Mark Boulton Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province

Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar - Under UV
CAN-3851 Fossil ammonite Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar - Under UV light Desmoceras spp

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Stonehenge at sunrise N120064

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

Background imagePrehistoric 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 imagePrehistoric Collection: Archaeopteryx, fossil bird, Jurassic

Archaeopteryx, fossil bird, Jurassic
PM-9858 Archaeopteryx, fossil bird Jurassic Archaeopteryx Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon

Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon, large, armored mammal of the family Glyptodontidae.. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Iguanodons were herbivorous dinosaurs

Iguanodons were herbivorous dinosaurs from the mid-Jurassic to late Cretaceous.. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric World, 1916, Hamburg

Background imagePrehistoric 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 imagePrehistoric Collection: Coelacanth Fossil - Germany - Upper Jurassic - Coelacanths thought to be extinct since Cretaceous

Coelacanth Fossil - Germany - Upper Jurassic - Coelacanths thought to be extinct since Cretaceous period until
CAN-2449 Coelacanth Fossil - Germany Upper Jurassic Coelacanths thought to be extinct since Cretaceous period until Latimeria Chalumnae found in 1938 off coast of South Africa John Cancalosi Please

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Ramparts of the prehistoric hill fort on Hambledon Hill above the Blackmore Vale

Ramparts of the prehistoric hill fort on Hambledon Hill above the Blackmore Vale, Dorset, England, UK, September 2015

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Stonehenge N130045

Stonehenge N130045
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Stonehenge in snow N100786

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

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Plesiosaurus

Plesiosaurus
Pen and ink annotated drawing by Mary Anning, 1824. This marine reptile lived in Europe during the early Jurassic period about 200 million years ago

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Lascaux cave painting Period: Paleolithic, c. 18, 000 years ago, Vezere Valley, Dordogne

Lascaux cave painting Period: Paleolithic, c. 18, 000 years ago, Vezere Valley, Dordogne, France JFL00048
FL-3018 Lascaux cave painting Period: Paleolithic, c.18, 000 years ago Vezere Valley, Dordogne, France Ferrero Labat contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Crinoid Fossil - 'Sea Lilies' Triassic period 240 m. y. a. Northern Germany

Crinoid Fossil - "Sea Lilies" Triassic period 240 m. y. a. Northern Germany
KEL-1499 Crinoid Fossil - "Sea Lilies" Triassic period 240 m.y.a. Northern Germany Ken Lucas Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: A rare British broadsheet illustration with contemporary hand colouring

A rare British broadsheet illustration with contemporary hand colouring, drawn and engraved by John Emslie and published by James Reynolds in 1849

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Lascaux cave painting, Bordeaux, France (photo)

Lascaux cave painting, Bordeaux, France (photo)
KW1078074 Lascaux cave painting, Bordeaux, France (photo); (add.info.: Bordeaux, Gironde Department, Aquitaine, France. Exact facsimile of a painting from the Lascaux cave exhibited in the Musee d)

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Scotland, The Isle of Lewis, Callanish Stone Circle

Scotland, The Isle of Lewis, Callanish Stone Circle. Callanish Stone Circle, a famous neolithic monument located on the Isle of Lewis in the chain of islands known as the Outer Hebrides

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Stonehenge N130044

Stonehenge N130044
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Ichthyosaurus acutirostris

Ichthyosaurus acutirostris
A fossil specimen of the extinct fish-like marine reptile Ichthyosaurus acutirostris from Germany. It lived during the Lower Jurassic period 205-180 million years ago

Background imagePrehistoric 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 imagePrehistoric Collection: Stonehenge Sunset

Stonehenge Sunset juust after the winter solstice

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Paleolithic. France. Cabrerets. Pech Merle cave. The dotted

Paleolithic. France. Cabrerets. Pech Merle cave. The dotted
Prehistory. Paleolithic. France. Cabrerets. Pech Merle cave. The dotted horse. His head is drawn in the natural cut of the rock. On his back, a large red fish. Six black hands all around the horses

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC

The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC
Prehistory. The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC. Scandinavian

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands), UNESCO World Heritage Site, a cave or series

Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands), UNESCO World Heritage Site, a cave or series of caves located in the province of Santa Cruz, 163 km south of the town of Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Argentina

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Picture No. 10766504

Picture No. 10766504
Primitive Aboriginal Rock Painting about 20 000 years b.p. Date:

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Asteroceras, fossil ammonite

Asteroceras, fossil ammonite
A 16 cm diameter specimen of the Jurassic ammonite Asteroceras from the Lower Jurassic of Dorset, England

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Archaeopteryx - bird-like dinosaur

Archaeopteryx - bird-like dinosaur
Archaeopteryx - a genus of bird-like dinosaurs that is transitional between non-avian feathered dinosaurs and modern birds. Date: Late Jurassic Period

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus

Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus
Sheet 3 of a series of posters by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins c. 1862, showing Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus. Date: circa 1862

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: TARR STEPS

TARR STEPS
Tarr Steps, a Prehistoric stone bridge over the River Barle, near Dulverton, Somerset, England, said to have been placed there by the Devil to win a bet. Date: circa 1000 BC

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Standing Stones of Callanish (Callanish 1) on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

Standing Stones of Callanish (Callanish 1) on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The megalithic monument is cross shaped with a central ring of stones and was buildt between 2900 and 2600 BC

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Continental Drift

Continental Drift
The world 200 million years ago in Upper Triassic times, showing the single continent of Pangaea and the universal ocean, Panthalassa

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Archaeopteris hibernica, fossil plant

Archaeopteris hibernica, fossil plant
A fern-like plant, beautifully preserved in yellow sandstone from the Devonian, Kilkenny, Ireland. Specimen is 25 cms long

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Coelophysis fossil

Coelophysis fossil
Coelophysis was one of the earliest known dinosaurs which lived 225 to 220 million years ago during the Upper Triassic. It was a small bipedal carnivore up to 3 metres in length

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Fossil Ammonite - Cleoniceras sp. - Cretaceous - Madagascar

Fossil Ammonite - Cleoniceras sp. - Cretaceous - Madagascar
CAN-3844 Fossil Ammonite Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian stage - Mahajanga province - Madagascar - cross-section Cleoniceras sp

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Prehistoric Reconstruction AH 86 Woolly Mammoth © Arthur Hayward ARDEA LONDON

Prehistoric Reconstruction AH 86 Woolly Mammoth © Arthur Hayward ARDEA LONDON
AH-86 WOOLLY MAMMOTH - Prehistoric Reconstruction Mammuthus Primigenius Arthur Hayward Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Irish Elk / Giant Deer - stag calling. Extinct. Prehistoric reconstruction Pleistocene Period

Irish Elk / Giant Deer - stag calling. Extinct. Prehistoric reconstruction Pleistocene Period
AH-2 IRISH ELK / GIANT DEER / MEGALOCEROS - stag calling Pleistocene period Megaloceros giganteus Prehistoric reconstruction

Background imagePrehistoric Collection: Fossil Centipede in Amber - Dominican Republlic - 15-40 million years old - oligocene

Fossil Centipede in Amber - Dominican Republlic - 15-40 million years old - oligocene
CAN-2447 Fossil Centipede in Amber - Dominican Republlic 15-40 million years old oligocene and miocene - amber is hardened tree resin which preserves organisms trapped inside - Dominican amber comes



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Step back in time and explore the wonders of the prehistoric world. From the breathtaking Lascaux II cave painting replica to the imaginative reconstruction of Duria antiquior, these glimpses into ancient life leave us in awe. The Bulls & horses depicted in the Lascaux cave painting transport us to a time long gone, while One Million Years B. C. Takes us on a journey through an artistic quad artwork. Discovering a fossil tooth of the mighty megalodon shark at Oceanopolis Brest Brittany France reminds us of the incredible creatures that once roamed our oceans. Meanwhile, the Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast serves as a fascinating link between dinosaurs and birds, showcasing nature's evolutionary marvels. As dawn breaks over Uffington's White Horse in Oxfordshire, England, we can almost feel ourselves transported back to an era when humans coexisted with magnificent creatures. Skara Brae Prehistoric Village on Scotland's Orkney Islands offers a glimpse into early human settlements and their way of life. The fossil ammonite Desmoceras spp. , illuminated under UV light, reveals intricate details from its Upper Early Cretaceous existence in Madagascar. Standing atop Hambledon Hill's prehistoric hill fort ramparts above Blackmore Vale transports us to an age where ancient civilizations thrived. And who could forget about Coelacanth? Once thought extinct since the Cretaceous period until Latimeria Chalumnae was discovered off South Africa's coast in 1938 - this German Upper Jurassic fossil reminds us that there is still so much left to uncover about our planet's history. Join us as we delve into these prehistoric treasures and embark on a journey through time itself. Let your imagination run wild as you explore Earth's rich past and marvel at its extraordinary inhabitants.