Ice Age artworks

The British Museum is hosting an exhibition of artworks created during the Ice Age.

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Ice age artists go on display at British Museum

The exhibition shows how human beings developed art. Credit: ITN

The British Museum has brought together examples of Ice Age art from across Europe for a new exhibition. Some of the exhibits are 40,000 years old and help researchers to understand how humans developed creative ways of thinking.

This carving of a woman is sculpted from mammoth ivory. Pablo Picasso studied this carving. Credit: ITN
This 'lion man' is an early example of a sculptor being creative, making up a new creature that did not exist in nature. Credit: ITN
This flute is over 36,000 years old and is made from a wing bone of a Griffon Vulture. Credit: ITN