“Löwenmensch figurine, found in the Hohlenstein-Stadel cave of Germany's Swabian Alb and dated at 40,000 years old, is associated with the Aurignacian culture and is the oldest known anthropomorphic animal figurine in the world.” ( A team of archaeologists dated the Ahmarian-occupied Manot Cave in Northern Israel and found that Ahmarians lived in the region around 42,000 to 46,000 years ago, which means that they existed before the Aurignacians.
Interestingly, the new evidence proposes that at some point the Ahmarians “invaded” European lands and gave rise to the entire Aurignacian culture.
I am surprised that seasonsed professionals are jumping to conclusions based on current evidence.
The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is a magnificent subterranean cave system in Waitomo, New Zealand, which as its name suggests, is renowned for its glowworm population. In Mediterranean cuisine it is the symbol of summer and its origins are lost in the mists of time.
Rockfalls had blocked off the entrance about 15,000 to 30,000 years ago.