Dissection of Elephant with Bone Tools

ID: 94-8337

Creator: Krantz, Victor

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1978

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: July 1978

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Summary

Dennis Stanford (l.) of the National Museum of Natural History, and Richard Morlan of the National Museum of Man, Ottawa, Canada, remove a thigh bone from the carcass of an elephant using replicas of tools made from ancient mammoth bone. This was part of an experiment to determine if prehistoric hunters could use tools made from bones for hunting and butchering animals.

Subject

  • Stanford, Dennis J
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in the Torch, July 1978

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: July 1978

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1978

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Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Animals
  • National Museum of Man (Ottawa, Ont.)
  • Morlan, Richard
  • Tools
  • Bones
  • Hunting, Prehistoric
  • Experiments
  • Elephants
  • Hunting, Prehistoric--Experiments
  • Archaeologists
  • Event

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

94-8337

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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