Saturday, March 22, 2008

Is jawbone the ancient souvenir ancestor of the humble snow globe?
IT is the 14,000-year-old version of a snow dome.

Travellers during the late Ice Age would pick up an etched horse jawbone as a souvenir of their time in Europe.

Arriving in Wales they would then display the trinket in their cave as a memento of their time abroad.

And now experts believe this 11,500BC example is the “oldest ever piece of Welsh artwork”.