Prehistoric Carving of Horses on Bone

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 01 December 2018

These wild horses carved onto reindeer antler date from c. 13000 BCE. It is one of the oldest figurative depictions found in what is present-day Switzerland. The perforated antler baton may have been used as a scepter or may have served as a tool in prehistoric times. (Landesmuseum, Z├╝rich).

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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