Ice Age art

A new exhibition at the British Museum features sculptures made up to 40,000 years ago. Dr. Alice Roberts meets curator Jill Cook to discuss three artefacts in the collection; the Lion Man, a group of female figurines from Siberia, and the oldest known flute. Despite being made thousands of years ago, the objects show that the minds of their creators – our ancestors – were incredibly similar to our own.

When the flute was first discovered the finding was published in Nature. Read the full article here:

‘Ice Age art: arrival of the modern mind’ runs at the British Museum until 26 May 2013.