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Contact: John Hoffecker
University of Colorado at Boulder

Tool Assemblage

Caption: An assemblage of bone and ivory artifacts from the lowest layer at Kostenki that includes a perforated shell, a probable small human figurine (three views, top center) and several assorted awls, mattocks and bone points dating to about 45,000 years ago.

Credit: CU-Boulder

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