University of Rochester

Rochester Review
July-August 2009
Vol. 71, No. 6


Paleolithic Art Discovering ‘Venus’ Team led by Nicholas Conard ’83, ’86 (MS) discovers oldest known 3-D representation of the female form. By Karen McCally ’02 (PhD)
venus FEMALE FIGURINE: A 35,000-year-old figurine representing the female form—nicknamed the “Hohle Fels Venus” for the area of Germany in which it was discovered—“radically changes our views of the context and meaning of the earliest Paleolithic art,” says archaeologist and team leader Nicholas Conard ’83, ’86 (MS). (Photo: © University of Tübingen.) [More]