Color: Black and White; Size: 7.38w x 7.25h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Other; Medium: Photographic print
June 22, 1953
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Photograph included in the transcript of T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview by Pamela M. Henson, March 7, 1975, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Uncovering the bones of a young child (possibly 75,000 years old) in the Mousterian level of the Old Stone Age deposits at the Shanidar Cave in Northern Iraq on June 22, 1953. The discovery was made on an expedition led by Ralph S. Solecki (left), a collaborator of the Smithsonian Institution and a Fulbright Research scholar in Iraq, under the joint auspices of the Smithsonian, and the Directorate General of Antiquities of Iraq. Smithsonian physical anthropologist T. Dale Stewart traveled to Iraq to study these remains.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder 28, and Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9521, Box 1, T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview