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Solecki, Ralph S  Search this
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Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 7.25w x 7.25h; Type of Image: Other; Medium: Photographic print
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.
The bones of a young child (possibly 75,000 years old) can be seen in the Mousterian level of the Old Stone Age deposits at the Shanidar Cave in Northern Iraq on June 22, 1953. The pin is marked in inches (for scale). The discovery was made on an expedition led by Ralph S. Solecki, 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.
Contained within:
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
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Shanidar Cave (Iraq)  Search this
Iraq  Search this
Excavations  Search this
Shanidar Child  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Skeleton  Search this
Old Stone Age  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0187 and 42582-A
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div