Nov. 11, 2011 -- Phallic decoration became prevalent among men of the Magdalenian culture in France and Spain about 12,000 years ago, according to a study in The Journal of Urology.
Analysis of the mostly hand-held art excavated from sites in France, Spain, Germany and the Ukraine shows that most of it was created in Europe approximately 38,000 years ago.
Pictured here are several portable phallic pieces. The top line shows totally retracted or absent foreskin on the art pieces. The second line shows a replication of piercing, scaring and tattooing.
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Here is a small, hand-held piece of phallic art with a drawing on it. This was found in Tito Bustillo in Ribadesella, Spain.
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A decorated baton with concentric lines found at Roc de Marcamps in Gironde, France.
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The warriors at Vermelhossa (Vila nova de Foz Coa, Portugal) struggling with decorated genitals.
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