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Stylized “Venus” figurines carved in ivory, Aurignacian-Gravettian (c. 24,800 bce), from Dolní Věstonice, Mikulov, Moravia, Czech Republic; ...

Stylized “Venus” figurines carved in ivory, Aurignacian-Gravettian (c. 24,800 bce), from Dolní Věstonice, Mikulov, Moravia, Czech Republic; ...

"The Wild Horse from Vogelherd". Germany 30-25,000 yrs old. Carved  mammoth tusk with engraved symbols. The original carving is in the Museum Schloss Hohentübingen, Tübingen, Germany. Perhaps the earliest sculpted horse.

"The Wild Horse from Vogelherd". Germany 30-25,000 yrs old. Carved mammoth tusk with engraved symbols. The original carving is in the Museum Schloss Hohentübingen, Tübingen, Germany. Perhaps the earliest sculpted horse.

Löwenmensch, a lion-headed figurine found in Germany, dating to the Upper Paleolithic of about 40,000 BCE

Löwenmensch, a lion-headed figurine found in Germany, dating to the Upper Paleolithic of about 40,000 BCE

40,000-Year-Old Lion Figurine (now reunited with its head) Excavated from Vogelherd Cave in Germany -- H. Jensen, University of Tübingen)

40,000-Year-Old Lion Figurine (now reunited with its head) Excavated from Vogelherd Cave in Germany -- H. Jensen, University of Tübingen)

Mammoth Ivory Ice-Age Flute (43,000 years ago) ~ Second world’s oldest known musical instruments has been discovered by German archaeologists. The 18.7-centimetre-long flute, which is carved from mammoth ivory, has three finger holes and would have been capable of playing relatively complex melodies.

Mammoth Ivory Ice-Age Flute (43,000 years ago) ~ Second world’s oldest known musical instruments has been discovered by German archaeologists. The 18.7-centimetre-long flute, which is carved from mammoth ivory, has three finger holes and would have been capable of playing relatively complex melodies.

The Venus of Brassempouy is one of the earliest known realistic representations of a human face and hairstyle. It was carved from mammoth tusks approximately 27,000 years ago.

The Venus of Brassempouy is one of the earliest known realistic representations of a human face and hairstyle. It was carved from mammoth tusks approximately 27,000 years ago.

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