Swimming Reindeer sculpture made from the tip of a mammoth tusk, c.11,000 BC. The leading, more detailed figure is a female with smaller body and antlers. Finely incised notching and shading outlines the variation of colours in her coat. [750×372]

Swimming Reindeer sculpture made from the tip of a mammoth tusk, c.11,000 BC. The leading, more detailed figure is a female with smaller body and antlers. Finely incised notching and shading outlines the variation of colours in her coat. [750×372]

Mummy of a child warrior from lost medieval civilisation. Wrapped in reindeer hide and fur, the 6-to-7 year old was protected by a child-sized bronze axe and bear’s pendant (source in comment) [720×482]

Mummy of a child warrior from lost medieval civilisation. Wrapped in reindeer hide and fur, the 6-to-7 year old was protected by a child-sized bronze axe and bear’s pendant (source in comment) [720×482]