Groß Pampau, GR, c. 500,000 BP, Other Animals / p)pampwtrbd23

Identified as 'waterbird preening itself'.

Comment: Waterbirds appear to be a characteristic of NW European protoart. The 'preening' motif, with head twisted back, is a stereotypical feature. These are masterpieces without a doubt.

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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