A Paleolithic bird figurine from the Lingjing site, Henan, China

@article{Li2020APB,
  title={A Paleolithic bird figurine from the Lingjing site, Henan, China},
  author={Zhan-yang Li and Luc Doyon and Hui Fang and Ronan Ledevin and Alain Queffelec and Emeline Raguin and Francesco d’Errico},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2020},
  volume={15}
}
The recent identification of cave paintings dated to 42–40 ka BP in Borneo and Sulawesi highlights the antiquity of painted representations in this region. However, no instances of three-dimensional portable art, well attested in Europe since at least 40 ka BP, were documented thus far in East Asia prior to the Neolithic. Here, we report the discovery of an exceptionally well-preserved miniature carving of a standing bird from the site of Lingjing, Henan, China. Microscopic and microtomographic… Expand
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