Groß Pampau, GR, c. 500,000 BP, Other Animals / a)pampmamm1

Identified as 'mammoth' by Ursel Benekendorff.

Comment: Benekendorff and other collectors have identified both forest elephant and mammoth sculptures at the Ohle gravel pit. Sculptures of each have stereotypical iconic features; typically mammoths have steep descending backs, while elephant backs are straighter across. Trunks often are given an S-curve. A chip removal for the eye is often a striking feature. Similar canonical styles of representation are found across NW Europe EP, MP, and even UP stone sculptures.

Photo © Ursel Benekendorff. Collection Ursel Benekendorff. The site is documented in Benekendorff, U. (1990). From the information recorder stone to a picture book of the stone age. Archaeologische Berichten 20:14-28 and 43-65 (Elst, NL).

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