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The world’s earliest figurative sculpture

New radiocarbon dating performed on an Ice Age carving, dubbed the "Lion Man", has revealed the figurative sculpture to be 40,000 years old, 8,000 years older than previously thought. The ivory from which the figure had been carved had broken into myriad fragments. When first reconstructed, around 200 pieces were incorporated

Fragments of mysterious “Lion Man” statue discovered

Archaeologists have discovered additional fragments of a 35,000-year-old figurine known as "Lion Man". Called the Lion Man, it is fashioned from the tusk of a mammoth and stands about 30 centimeters (12 inches) tall. Its creator polished it with saliva and leather -- and an experiment showed that it likely took