A HISTORY OF SHAMANISM?: In brief, shamanism is a belief in and practice of the regulation of human affairs through the powers of
the supernatural world through one who has access at a high level to both. The following abbreviations are used: AFR = Africa; EA = 
Eurasia; P = Pacific Peoples; mya = million years ago; tya = thousand years ago. 1.7 mya humans departed from Africa [C] and entered 
Europe. [C] displays an African population throughout Eurasia from 1.7 mya until today. Was shamanism carried from Africa at some
point in time? Therioanthropic are animal-human forms arising from therio (animal); and anthropo (human - possessing arms and legs). 
Anthropologists state that in [A] EUR 3, 4, & 5 from c. 27,500 BC in Germany are found shamanistic theriomorphs - i.e. socerers in 
the form of animals. In [A] EUR 6 & 7 we graduate to therioanthropic forms (half animal, half man) from France of the Gravettian period 
c. 13 tya. It is interesting to note that seen in AFR 7 Kush-Nubia is a therioanthropic lion-man socerer form reminiscent of those found
in Upper Paleolithic Europe (EUR 3 through 8). In the Kyrgystan (EUR 8) is a curious solaranthropic form (sun and man). In AFR 1 
through 4 and P 2 are theriomorphic forms. In AFR 9 & 11 painted representation of the shaman is anthropomorphic - in the form of 
man. In EUR 1 & 2, Mongolia, we see human shaman as in AFR 6, 8, & 10. Those of uncertain nature (shaman? not?) are AFR 5; P 1 & 
3). Africans are those with a head longer than round and full  nose and mouth. By this measure, [C] shows an African population in 
Eurasia from 1.7 mya and EUR 1, 2 are African types. EUR 9 & 10 are not shaman but African types in Europe (Moravia, 23 tya; Bosnia, 
4000 BC) during the span of time shamanistic forms were created in Europe (also keeping in mind the African population throughout 
Eurasia in [C]. The question (as shamanism is also found, e.g. in [D] is, “When did shamanism first leave Africa and was there African
European input (EUR 3 - 7) in African shamanism (this is a question) AFR 7: Siberia to Nubia? ..art, art history, Paul Marc Washington, paleoneolithic@yahoo.com
Did you know that in the last 1.7 million years minus that the last 400 years that Africans lived throughout Northern Europe and the Arctic?

Here are images of what could be called the Golden Age of African peoples in Central or Eastern Europe until relatively recent times. These images are just from the days of the Roman Empire.

Is the present page accompanied by evidence showing the existence of a single worldwide culture with a seemingly common point of origin that became dispersed? Consider these eight material markers or "artefacts" comprising a common kultural toolkit in the ages largely preceding what we call history:

1) God created the heavens and earth: paleolithic to today: click.
2) Shamanism: paleolithic to today: click.
3) First cloth in world through neolithic spindles, whorls: Click.
4) Diadems as first crowns 25,000 years ago through historic times: click.
5) Rock art 1 - from 25,000 years ago until today: click.
6) Rock art 2 - red and black human figures in Africa and Eurasia: click.
7) Common hair care products – the comb: click.
8) Pyramids: click.
9) Neolithic pottery burials: click.
10) Board games part 1: click.
11) Board games part 2: click.
12) The dug-out canoe: click.
13) The plank boat: click.
14) The Adze: click.
15) 11 points of contact in ancient AfroEurasia: click.