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21,000 Years Ago Children Had Toys Too

Written by: Peter Fishlock : 21 Aug 2019

The image shows a beautiful reconstruction of a spinning disk from 14,000 to 21,000 years ago or thereabouts. There is a different image on each side of the disk which gives the impression that the deer is moving when spinning on the string.

Reconstruction of a spinning disk from 14,000 to 21,000 years ago

Reconstruction of a spinning disk from 14,000 to 21,000 years ago

The disk was found in South-Western France. Archaeologists believe this might be a children's toy. Some Archeologists are now looking at old finds with fresh eyes, their thinking is that children's toys may have been miss-identified as religious items.

Spinning disk in action

Spinning disk in action

This would explain why signs of children have been sometimes absent from the archaeological record.

I think the disk is quite mesmerising when spinning, don't you?

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