"Different forms from Europe, Africa, and North America."—Webster, 1913

Arrowheads of the Stone Age

"Different forms from Europe, Africa, and North America."—Webster, 1913

Deinotherium ("terrible beast"), also called the Hoe tusker was a gigantic prehistoric relative of modern-day elephants that appeared in the Middle Miocene and continued until the Early Pleistocene. During that time it changed very little. In life it probably resembled modern elephants, except that its trunk was shorter, and it had downward curving tusks attached to the lower jaw. Deinotherium is the third largest land mammal known to have existed; only Indricotherium and Mammuthus sungari were larger. Males were generally between 3.5 and 4.5 meters (12 and 15 feet) tall at the shoulders although large specimens may have been up to 5m (16ft). Their weight is estimated to have been between 5 and 10 tonnes (5.5 and 11 US Standard tons), with the largest males weighing in excess of 14 tonnes (15.4 US Standard tons). Deinotherium's range covered parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Deinotherium

Deinotherium ("terrible beast"), also called the Hoe tusker was a gigantic prehistoric relative of modern-day…

An example of a typical cave dwelling from the Stone Age.

Cave Dwelling

An example of a typical cave dwelling from the Stone Age.

"The skeleton lay on the left side with knees drawn up and hands raised to the head. About it were various articles of food and vessels of pottery."—Webster, 1913

A Prehistoric Egyptian Tomb

"The skeleton lay on the left side with knees drawn up and hands raised to the head. About it were various…

"Below the pictured hieroglyphics in the first line is the same text in a simpler writing known as hieratic. The two systems, however, were not distinct; they were as identical as our own printed and written characters. The third line illustrates old Babylonian cuneiform, in which the characters, like the hieroglyphics, are rude and broken down pictures of objects. Derived from them is the later cuneiform shown in lines four and five."—Webster, 1913

Beginning of Written Language

"Below the pictured hieroglyphics in the first line is the same text in a simpler writing known as hieratic.…

Prehistoric British spearheads.

Prehistoric British spearheads

Prehistoric British spearheads.

Prehistoric Irish spearheads, made of bronze.

Prehistoric Irish spearheads

Prehistoric Irish spearheads, made of bronze.

"One of two skulls discovered in 1886 in the cave of Spy (Belgium). Notice the prominent eyebrow ridges, the low, retreating forehead, the strong and well-developed lower jaw."—Webster, 1913

Skull of the Man of Spy

"One of two skulls discovered in 1886 in the cave of Spy (Belgium). Notice the prominent eyebrow ridges,…

"Tinoceras, or tinotherium, is a genus of mammals now extinct, found in the Eocene, and representing the order Dinocerata. The individuals were all large, some of them nearly equaling the elephants, while the brain was smaller than that of any living or fossil mammal."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tinoceras

"Tinoceras, or tinotherium, is a genus of mammals now extinct, found in the Eocene, and representing…

This prehistoric urn is a Gallic design. It was typically used in funeral rites as a repository for the ashes of the dead.

Prehistoric Urn

This prehistoric urn is a Gallic design. It was typically used in funeral rites as a repository for…

"A large tablet with linear script found in the palace at Gnossus, Crete. There are eight lines of writing with a total of about twenty words. Notice the upright lines which appear to mark the termination of each group of signs."—Webster, 1913

Cretan Writing

"A large tablet with linear script found in the palace at Gnossus, Crete. There are eight lines of writing…