Lion Man Figurine

Lion-Man Figurine
Age: About 35,000 years old
Location of Discovery: Hohlenstein-Stadel Cave, Germany

Creating Paintings and Figurines

Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine combines human traits with the features of an animal, probably a cat. Although nicknamed “The Lion-Man,” some researchers think it represents a female. This motif, found on other objects from this part of Europe, may have had special meaning for humans living there.