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microrobert
05-02-2013, 12:33 PM
New Ice Age museum for Germany

A new archaeological park opens today (1 May 2013), in Niederstotzingen, midway between Stuttgart and Munich in Germany.

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Located near the caves where University of Tübingen archaeologists have found the oldest works of art known to man, the Archeopark Vogelherd aims to help the modern visitor step into the world of our Ice Age ancestors.

Carved by hunter-gatherers

Caves in the region have yielded delicate animal figurines of ivory, such as the Mammoth and the iconic Wild Horse recently exhibited at the British Museum in London; delicate flutes made from bird bones, and the Venus of Hohle Fels. These objects are 35,000-40,000 years old, carved by hunter-gatherers during the last major ice age.

“There is a lot of public interest in archaeology. People want to find out where they come from and who they are,” says Nicholas Conard, professor of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Archaeology at the University of Tübingen.

New Ice Age museum for Germany : Archaeology News from Past Horizons (http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2013/new-ice-age-museum-for-germany)