Ice Age Art

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Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind is a new exhibition at the British Museum in London which brings together sculptures, drawings and portraits created between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago and argues that they should be viewed not as ethnographic objects but as art.

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(Image: Spear thrower made from reindeer antler, sculpted as a mammoth. c.14,000 years old)

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Fri 8 Feb 2013 12:32 GMT
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