Iron Gates of the Danube – Pers Photos

Venus of Abri Pataud, and the archeological site of Abri Pataud at Les Eyzies

Maori Tools, Weapons and other Artefacts

Decorative objects from the Stone Age

Map of the Zelandonii Territory Local Area for EC fans, books 5 and 6

Venus of Courbet / Bruniquel / Montastruc

Niaux – Grotte de Niaux Cave Art and History

Ancient Egyptian Culture, Mummies, Statues, Burial Practices and Artefacts 4

Map of Frodos Journey to the Gates of Moria from Lord of the Rings

Le Ruth and Le Cellier in the Dordogne

Lightest alcohol stove for hiking – and the easiest to make!

Mulligans Hut to Boundary Creek – World Heritage Walk

Gargas – Cave Art of the Grotte de Gargas

Mortuary Poles and Graves of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest

Combe Grenal – a Neanderthal site in the Dordogne valley, France

La Grotte de Jolias – a Magdalenian site at Prignac-et-Marcamps, France

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Atlatls, Spear Throwers, and Woomeras

Mas dAzil Cave – La Grotte du Mas dAzil

Lalinde / Gönnersdorf Figurines and Engravings

Cedar Bentwood Chests of the First Nations of the Pacific North West

Grotte de la Vache in the Pyrenees was home for the artists of Niaux Cave

Map of the Zelandonii Territory Local Area for EC fans, books 5 and 6

Travers Sabine Circuit in New Zealand – Angelus Hut to John Tait Hut

Mamontovaya Kurya – human occupation nearly 40 000 years ago in the Russian Arctic

Map of the Wurm and Riss Glaciation

Iron Gates – Location of the Sharamudoi

Line drawings – using Photoshop to clean up photographs of line drawings

Entrance to the First Iron Gate and showing the ancient fort ofGolubac, built in the 13th Century and used for customs (taxes) for boats plying the river. Near Livaditei, above Alibeg, looking slightly upstream.

Venus of Menton, one of the Grimaldi Venuses

Brown Ivory Figurine, or Abrachiale, a venus of fossilised ivory from Balzi Rossi

Palaeolithic / Paleolithic European, Russian and Australian Archaeology / Archeology Sites

Ancient Egyptian culture from the 11th Dynasty to the end of the 20th Dynasty

Map of Frodos Journey from Rivendell to Lothlorien from Lord of the Rings

Cueva de El Mirn in Cantabria, Spain

Pestera Coliboaia – Coliboaia Cave Rock Art

Golubac – a fortified medieval town on the Danube

Chandler River – Bushwalking and Hiking

Meadowcroft Rockshelter, a pre-Clovis site

Columbian Mammoths and Bison Petroglyphs from Utah

Fort de Tayac (Roc de Tayac) – a refuge from war during the Middle Ages

From the Mountains to the Sea – Point Lookout, Grass Tree Ridge and the Bellinger River

Hamburgian site in the Netherlands – Perdeck Collection

Map of Part of the Shire from Lord of the Rings

Mezhirich / Mezhyrich / Mejiritch /і – Mammoth Camp

The Fourth Iron Gate, seen looking downstream. Photograph taken two kilometres above the Iron Gates dam, which raised the water level of the entire four Iron Gates Gorges, submerging many archaeological sites.

Sandy Creek near Laura – an Aboriginal Rock Art site in Northern Queensland

Venus of Laugerie Basse – the Supplicant

Map of Aylas travels from the Clan Cave to the Zelandonii on one page, Books 1 to 5

Parabita Venus – two venuses from Parabita, Italy

Combarelles – Les Combarelles in the Dordogne

Mammoths, Elephants and the Wooly Rhinoceros

Boundary Creek to Grassy Creek – World Heritage Walk

Solutrean – the peak of stone tools workmanship

Two Headed Woman, one of the Grimaldi Venuses

Placard Cave – Grotte du Placard – Grotte de Rochebertier

Hermaphrodite Venus from Balzi Rossi

Amelanas Cave – Third Cave of the Zelandonii That Watches Over the Most Ancient Sacred Site

Liujiang cranium, more than 40 000 years old, of a modern Homo sapiens

Canoe designs of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest

Tools, Shells and Bones from Lake Mungo in Australia

First Nations of the Pacific Northwest – Totem Poles

Map of Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings

Carte de la valle des chevaux

Shanidar, Solecki, and Mahmoud Khudir

Chapelle-aux-Saints – the Neanderthal / Neandertal skeleton

Travers – Sabine Circuit, Nelson Lakes, New Zealand

South African Rock paintings in the Cedar Mountains

Dolni Vestonice and Pavlov burials, including the triple burial

Pine Tree Creek, Tied Up Wrist and Wallaroo Galleries – Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Northern Queensland

Map of the Vezere Valley for Archeology Teachers and Students

Clothing, Masks and Weaving of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest

La Gravette, the type site for the Gravettian

Venus of Sireuil, Roc de Cazelle, Dordogne

Negroid Head Venus from Balzi Rossi

Wollomombi and Chandler Falls walking and climbing

View of the Third Iron Gate, looking upstream towards Orsova, the buildings on the ridge above the Donau.

Solvieux – a large open-air site near Gabillou in the lIsle basin.

Bushwalking, Hiking and Tramping in New Zealand

Potlatch – First Nations of the Pacific Northwest

Bara Bahau Cave – La Grotte de Bara Bahau – Ice Age Cave Art

La Micoque – a Neanderthal site in the Dordogne dating from 400 000 BP to 130 000 BP

Dolni Vestonice Jewellery, Pottery, Tools and other artifacts

Map of Frodos Journey from Bree to Rivendell from Lord of the Rings

Canoes of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest

Map of Sharamudoi Local Area for EC fans

Combe-Capelle, a Neanderthal site in Southern France

Access to Mihi Gorge and to Salisbury Waters below the junction with Mihi Creek

Ice Age Babies from the Krems-Wachtberg site

Bear and cavebear in fact, myth and legend

Marsoulas – La Grotte de Marsoulas, ice age art

Travers Sabine Circuit in New Zealand – West Sabine Hut to Blue Lake

Venus of Zaraysk / , part of the Kostenki-Willendorf culture

Heat Treatment of microcrystalline quartz

Looking across the Cerna River, which passes through Orsova. It is the river followed on the other side by Ayla and Jondalar on their way over the ridges towards the Sister River after leaving the Sharamudoi.

Venus of Tursac, a figurine of translucent calcite

Aboriginal art on the Northern Tablelands of NSW

De la premire neige aux mammouths daprs le Grand Voyage

Egyptian Mummies, Statues, Burial Practices and Artefacts index

Avdeevo – a Paleolithic site with strong links to Kostenki

Carnarvon Gorge, in the spectacular and rugged ranges of Queenslands central highlands

Mulligans Hut World Heritage Walk, Gibraltar Range – Washpool National Park

Venus of Milandes, from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Dordogne

Laura River bed, near the Bridge – an Aboriginal Rock Art site in Northern Queensland

Travers Sabine Circuit in New Zealand – St Arnaud, Bushline and Angelus Huts

Rouffignac Cave – La Grotte de Rouffignac, ice age art

Bird Feather Cloak of Captain James Cook

Gaura Chindiei – a limestone cave at the first Iron Gate of the Danube

La Ferrassie – Neanderthal rock shelter

Between Gates Two and Three, looking upstream. Possibly the Zlata River entering on the other side.

Chandler River – Lower reaches, bushwalking and hiking

Vero Florida – Ice Age Mammoth carving

Numeracy in prehistoric art and artefacts

Don River south and north of Kostenki

La rencontre avec les SArmuna

Back to the Iron Gates – Location of the Sharamudoi

Grotte-abri de La Magdeleine des Ablis

Le Regourdou – one of the most important Neanderthal sites in France

Monte Buciero Rock Shelters – on the Cantabrian coast, Spain

Kostenki – Borshevo, – region on the Don River, Russia

Cap Blanc Abri – a frieze of prehistoric sculptures

Wonderwerk Cave – stone tools made by Homo habilis

Cueva Covalanas in Cantabria, Spain

Clan of the Cave Bear Travel Map – French

Map of the Valley of Horses – Local Map for EC fans

Danube Journey from the delta to the source

Lepenski Vir – a Mesolithic site on the Iron Gates Gorge of the Danube

Map of the Iron Gates for Archeology students and teachers

or if you have any photographs or information which would be useful for Dons Maps please contact Don Hitchcock

There are four gorges or gates in the Iron Gates of the Donau. The gorges are numbered as though you were going down them in a boat, with the second gorge downstream of the first and so on. They are displayed here as you would see them if you were going upstream.

Artefacts of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest

Map of the Iron Gates for Jean M. Auel Fans

Archaeological Sites on the Don River

Above Iron Gates Four, looking upstream towards Orsova. Two kilometres above the Iron Gates dam.

Jean Auel – Interviews and memories

Lagar Velho – the Hybrid Child from Portugal

Grotte de la Vache near Niaux – A scientific paper on its fauna and occupation by humans during the ice age

Font de Gaume – Cave Paintings from the Ice Ages

Moli del Salt – first depiction of Palaeolithic dwellings

Niaux Cave maps, plans and aerial photos

Map of Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel – Journeys

Mastodons and related early elephants

Paintings, Engravings and Sculptures

Kimberley Points – superbly made tools from the north of Australia

Casserole (archaeological site)Tools

Gruta da Aroeira – Homo heidelbergensis

Caves and Rock Shelters on the North coast of Spain

Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains of Australia

Other Mousterian (Neanderthal) Sites and Artefacts

Three year old Neanderthal child of Roc de Marsal, one of the oldest burials of the Perigord

Carnarvon Gorge – an Aboriginal Rock Stencil Art site, with engravings of vulvas, emu and kangaroo tracks

Venus of Die Rote von Mauern – the Red Venus from the Weinberghöhlen near Mauern

Pillar of rock on side of gorge. The gorge is quite narrow here, at Iron Gates Two. Possibly near Ilisova.

Cartes dessines lordinateur

Maori Carvings, Musical Instruments, Jewellery, Textiles and Toys

Mask, or the Face, or the Figure, from Balzi Rossi

La Madeleine – a rock shelter in the Dordogne with exquisite art objects from the Magdalenian

Brassempouy Venus – Ayla from the EC series

Lespugue Venus is a 25 000 years old ivory figurine of a nude female figure

Dons Maps – Palaeolithic / Paleolithic European, Russian and Australian Archaeology / Archeology

Homo floresiensis – the most recent living human relative

Coptic and Islamic textiles and relief panels from Egypt

Niaux – Grotte de Niaux Description and History

Gönnersdorf and Andernach – Martinsberg

Plains of Passage – Clickable Map of the Danube

Venus figures from Russia, the Ukraine and sites East of the Donau mouth

Clan of the Cave Bear Travel Map – English

Willow Pool – Jondalar and Aylas Spring

Genyornis, an extinct giant bird from the Australian Ice Age

Isturitz, Oxocelhaya and Erberua Caves, where many prehistoric flutes were found

Grotte de Gabillou, Grotte de Las Agnelas

Namibia – Rock paintings from Namibia in Africa

Homo Erectus – Homo Sapiens skull found in China

Waterproofing a pack quickly and easily

Clickable map of the Shelters of Stone area in the Land of Painted Caves, Vezere Valley

Lightweight and Warm Sleeping Bags and Quilts

Kebara Cave, a Middle Paleolithic Aurignacian and Mousterian site

Causes of the end of the last Ice Age

Venus figures from the Kostenki – Borshevo region on the Don River

Bedeilhac Cave – Grotte de Bedeilhac

Grottes et Abris-sous-Roche Français et Espagnols

Between Gates Two and Three, looking upstream. Possibly in the region of Vlasac (on the other side).

Ice Age Animals, Plants, People and Geology

Grotte de la Mouthe – a decorated cave from the Upper Paleolithic

Crimean Peninsula – Sudak, the Clan fishing site

Venus of Laussel – La Femme a la Corne

Lightweight Bushwalking / Hiking Gear which you can make yourself

Sarum Lookout, Salisbury Waters and McDirtys Lookout

Ice Age Maps showing the extent of the ice sheets

Winnemucca Petroglyphs: Oldest Rock Art in North America

Quinkan Corner, the Rock Wallaby Gallery, and Tent Shelter Gallery – Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Northern Queensland

Venus el Rombo, or Venus de Losange, (the diamond or rhomboid shaped venus) from Grimaldi

Golden Thread – formerly used as a herbal contraceptive and abortifacient

Map of Zelandonii Extended Area from Land of Painted Caves

I do not keep back any higher resolution photos from my website. To obtain the highest resolution I have, you need to click the small image (thumbnail) on the web page, when the full, higher resolution image will appear on your screen, from which you can copy or download it. Thus, each small image is a link to the highest resolution of that image that I have available, and anyone can access it just by clicking on the thumbnail.

Hajducka Vodenica – a Mesolithic Iron Gates site

Saint Csaire Neanderthal skeleton

Cuina Turcului – a rock shelter in the Iron Gates gorges of the Danube

Brady Creek and the nearby galleries – an Aboriginal Rock Art site in Northern Queensland

Dinosaurs and other ancient animals

Cave Paintings – Location Maps and Themes

Index of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Iron Gates of the Danube – Pers Photos

Travers Sabine Circuit in New Zealand – John Tait Hut to West Sabine Hut over the Travers Saddle

Did Megafauna die from hunting or climate change?

La Quina – a Neanderthal site with thick asymmetric tools

Homo floresiensis – the most recent living human relative

Lake Mungo is the site of the oldest human remains in Australia

Guardian Place, Yam Camp, Shepherd Creek Secret Place, and Emu Dreaming Galleries – Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Northern Queensland

Reflection Rock and Roque Saint-Christophe

Le Moustier – a Neanderthal site in the Dordogne, France

Between Gates Two and Three, looking across the Donau to Serbia. Possibly Golubinje on the other side.

Recent additions, changes and updates to Dons Maps

Paisley Caves complex – when did people first reach North America?

Australopithecus robustus – Paranthropus robustus

De lembouchure du Danube premire neige daprs le Grand Voyage

Travers Sabine Circuit in New Zealand – Blue Lake to Lake Rotoroa

If you would like a particular archaeological site to be covered here, if you have questions or comments,

La Grotte du Sorcier – la Grotte du Roc Saint-Cirq

Map of Frodos Journey through the Old Forest from Lord of the Rings

Lonetal Sites, including Neanderthal and Middle Paleolithic sites in the Swabian Alb near the city of Ulm

Maps of the Iron Gates – the Journeys to the Sharamudoi for EC fans and the Iron Gates for students and teachers of Archeology

Roc de Marcamps and la grotte des Fes

Original Neanderthal skeleton from the Neander Valley

Minnie Water to Diggers Camp Beach Walk

Sites of Geissenklosterle, Hohle Fels, and Middle Paleolithic sites in the Swabian Alb near the city of Ulm

Malta – Buret venuses and culture in Siberia

Dolni Vestonice and the Three Sisters – photographs of the area

Grassy Creek to Mulligans Hut – World Heritage Walk

Paranthropus boisei – Nutcracker man

Venus of Polichinelle, carved in green steatite

Fossilised Human Footprints in Australia

Red Ochre Venus or Dame ocree, is a venus of mammoth ivory from Balzi Rossi covered with red ochre

Venus of Monpazier, carved in limonite

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