There's also a 27,000-year-old puppet discovered in what is now the Czech Republic — possibly used in some shamanistic ritual, though it's hard to be certain. Tools and cave walls were inscribed with a form of calligraphy which we can't read.
And while Cook says these pieces are, "as far as we know, the oldest figurative art in the world," many ancient mysteries remain.
"Discoveries tomorrow might change that," she said. "And that would be fantastic."
"Ice Age Art" opens Thursday and runs to May 26.
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