Preparation of 30,000 Year Old Paleolithic Man; Smithsonian Associates Boomerang Throw

ID: SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-73]

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1970

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 02, Image No. OPA-73

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Preparation and study of 30,000 year old paleolithic man in plastics laboratory at the National Museum of Natural History, with laboratory supervisor John Widener; Smithsonian Associates host a boomerang throw on the National Mall, with demonstration by art information officer Benjamin Ruhe.


  • Ruhe, Benjamin 1928-
  • Widener, John
  • Smithsonian Associates
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


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  • Frame selection featured in "The Torch," May 1970.

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