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  • Lion man takes pride of place as oldest statue: 30,000-year-old carving

    09/05/2003 2:50:57 AM PDT · by gd124 · 19 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...