Magdalenian Horse Figurine

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Emma Groeneveld
published on 09 January 2018
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Cast of a horse figurine carved out of mammoth ivory belonging to the Magdalenian industry of the Upper Paleolithic, which is associated with early modern humans (Homo sapiens) in southwestern France between c. 17,000 and c. 11,000 years ago. It was found in the Hautes-Pyrénées region in France. The original resides at the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale in Saint-Germain-en-Laye in France, while the cast belongs to the collection of the Field Museum in Chicago but was on loan at the Australian Museum in Sydney when this picture was taken in December 2017.

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Emma Groeneveld
Emma Groeneveld studied History & Ancient History, focusing on topics such as Herodotus and the juicy politics of ancient courts. Since the conclusion of her studies in 2015, she has been spending more and more time on her obsession with prehistory.

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Groeneveld, Emma. "Magdalenian Horse Figurine." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Jan 2018. Web. 13 Jul 2024.