A reconstruction of a well known figurine carved from mammoth ivory. It depicts a mythical creature that is half man and half animal. The original carving was found in Hohlenstein-Stadel Cave in Germany in 1939 and has been dated to about 40,000 years ago.


  • Title: Lion Man Figurine
  • Location: Germany, Europe
  • Type: Carving (Reconstruction)
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • Photo Credit: James Di Loreto and Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Historic Period: About 40,000 years ago
  • Field: Anthropology

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