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  • Ice age lion figurine: Ancient fragment of ivory belonging to 40,000 year old animal figurine....

    08/02/2014 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 30 July 2014 | Science Daily
    Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany, which has yielded a number of remarkable works of art dating to the Ice Age. The mammoth ivory figurine depicting a lion was discovered during excavations in 1931. The new fragment makes up one side of the figurine's head, and the sculpture may be viewed at the Tübingen University Museum from 30 July. "The figurine depicts a lion," says Professor Nicholas Conard of Tübingen University's Institute of Prehistory...
  • World’s Earliest Figurative Sculpture - Ice Age Lion Man (40,000 Year-Old Mammoth Ivory Statue)

    02/08/2013 8:19:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Art Newspaper ^ | Saturday 9 Feb 2013 | The Art Newspaper
    Ice Age Lion Man is world’s earliest figurative sculpture • Work carved from mammoth ivory has been redated and 1,000 new fragments discovered—but it won’t make it to British Museum show The star exhibit initially promised for the British Museum’s “Ice Age Art” show will not be coming—but for a good reason. New pieces of Ulm’s Lion Man sculpture have been discovered and it has been found to be much older than originally thought, at around 40,000 years. This makes it the world’s earliest figurative sculpture. At the London exhibition, which opens on 7 February, a replica from the Ulm...
  • Is the Lion Man a Woman? Solving the Mystery of a 35,000-Year-Old Statue

    12/12/2011 4:11:46 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Speigel ^ | Friday, December 9, 2011 | Matthias Schulz, tr by Christopher Sultan
    Archeologists have discovered previously unknown fragments of a figurine known as the "Lion Man," and are piecing it back together. Could the 35,000-year-old statue actually represent a female shaman? ...Using a hand hoe and working in dim light, geologist Otto Völzing burrowed into the earth deep inside the Stadel cave in the Schwäbische Alb mountains of southwestern Germany. His finds were interesting to be sure, but nothing world-shaking: flints and the remnants of food eaten by prehistoric human beings. Suddenly he struck a hard object -- and splintered a small statuette. It was 1939 and Völzing didn't have much time....
  • Lion man takes pride of place as oldest statue: 30,000-year-old carving

    09/05/2003 2:50:57 AM PDT · by gd124 · 18 replies · 9,628+ views
    Nature ^ | 4 September 2003 | REX DALTON
    Lion man takes pride of place as oldest statue 30,000-year-old carving might be work of Neanderthals or modern humans. Intricate ivory carvings said to be the oldest known examples of figurative art have been uncovered in a cave in southwestern Germany. Researchers say that the finding could change our understanding of early man's imaginative endeavours. The artefacts - including a figurine depicting a Lowenmensch ('lion man') - have been carbon-dated to around 30,000 years ago, when some of the earliest known relatives of modern humans populated Europe. Discovered last year by a team led by US archaeologist Nicholas Conard of...