Homo Floresiensis Skeleton
Cast of a Homo floresiensis skeleton - a species nicknamed ‘hobbit’ because it only stood about 1 meter tall. This extinct species of fossil human lived on the island of Flores, Indonesia and was first excavated there in 2003 CE at Liang...
Solutrean Spear Points
Palaeolithic spear points belonging to the Solutrean industry which flourished in what is now southwestern France between c. 21,000-c. 17,000 years ago. They were made by early modern humans (Homo sapiens). Points shaped like laurel leaves...
Magdalenian Horse Figurine
Cast of a horse figurine carved out of mammoth ivory belonging to the Magdalenian industry which is associated with early modern humans (Homo sapiens) in southwestern France between c. 17,000-c. 11,000 years ago. It was found in the Hautes-Pyrénées...
Homo Naledi Skull
Skull of Homo naledi, who lived between 236,000 and 335,000 years ago and whose remains were found in the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. This particular skull was found in the Lesedi chamber. The scale bar represents 5 cm.
Replica of a male Denisovan (and designated as such since 2008 CE) molar, the original of which was found in Denisova Cave, Russia, in 2000 CE. The replica resides at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium.
Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains in Siberia, Russia. It is well known for human occupation stretching back as far as 280,000 years ago and shows signs of occupation by Neanderthals, Homo sapiens and Denisovans. All currently known Denisovan...
Woolly Mammoth Tusks
Tusks of a woolly mammoth found in Alaska and usually residing at the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks, although when (and where) this picture was taken in December 2017 it was on loan at the Australian Museum in Sydney. It came with...
Cast of the skull of a scimitar-toothed cat (genus Homotherium) which appeared across Africa, Eurasia and the Americas during the Pliocene (c. 5 million - c. 2,6 million years ago) and the Pleistocene (c. 2,6 million- c. 12,000 years ago...
Denisovan finger bone
Replica of a Denisovan finger bone belonging to a young female, the original of which was found in Denisova Cave, Russia, in 2008. From this bone DNA was extracted that led to it being assigned to a new species, dubbed Denisovan, within the...
Ancient Egyptian Culture
Ancient Egyptian culture flourished between c. 6000 BCE with the rise of technology (as evidenced in the glasswork of faience) and 30 BCE with the death of Cleopatra VII, the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. It is famous today for the great...