Shanidar Child

ID: SIA2010-0187 and 42582-A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: June 22, 1953

Citation: 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

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Summary

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.

Subject

Solecki, Ralph S

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview by Pamela M. Henson, March 7, 1975, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June 22, 1953

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Topic

  • Shanidar Cave (Iraq)
  • Archaeology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Skeleton
  • Shanidar Child
  • Physical anthropology
  • Old Stone Age
  • Iraq
  • Excavations

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Other

ID Number

SIA2010-0187 and 42582-A

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 7.25w x 7.25h; Type of Image: Other; Medium: Photographic print

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