As Close As You'll Get To Holding a 35,000 Year Old Lion-Man Figurine

I’ve just been checking out one of the oldest pieces of sculpture made by humans. The Smithsonian Institution has set up a major web site on human evolution. There’s lots of stuff worth exploring on the site, although there are still some bugs and some of the stuff is unnecessarily obscure for a site intended for us non-paleoanthropologists. I’m particularly fond at the moment of the 3-D scans of ancient artifacts that you can rotate around on your computer. Check out the lion-man, for starters.

[Image: Wikipedia]

0 thoughts on “As Close As You'll Get To Holding a 35,000 Year Old Lion-Man Figurine

  1. You know whats disappointing? The application is windows only, except for flash. ANd even there, the only way to zoom is by using the “right click”. Come on, Smithsonian, you can do better than that!

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