The caves in the limestone gorge of Creswell Crags have provided archaeologists with important evidence of human activity towards the end of the last Ice Age when the area was right at the edge of the ice sheet. This fragment of rib bone is the only known piece of small, portable Ice Age art showing an animal from Britain and tells us about the movement of people, the animals they hunted and how these people saw the world.
Robin Hood Cave, Creswell Crags, Derbyshire, England
Upper Palaeolithic period
animal rib bone
length: 7.3 cm
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