Cro-Magnon skull: This is a skull discovered in 1868 in Cro-Magnon rockshelter, Les Eyzies, France. ‘Cro-Magnon Man’ is commonly used for the modern humans that inhabited Europe from about to years ago.
This 8 cm high carving of a human face on mammoth ivory is years old, and was found in former Czechoslovakia. The object is the oldest portrait of a human being yet discovered. The head appears to have been fastened to a staff or baton. Date accuracy?
The original Cro-Magnon skull. The name derives from the Abri de Cro-Magnon (French: rock shelter of Cro-Magnon, the big cave in Occitan) near the commune of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in southwestern France, where the first specimen was found.