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Children of the Ice Age

Reconstruction of three Palaeolithic girls playing with a doll. Painted by Tom Björklund

Reconstruction of three Palaeolithic girls playing with a doll. Painted by Tom Björklund

By Michelle Langley

What did kids play with 20,000 years ago? New research suggests that figurines long thought to have been ritual icons may actually be children’s toys.

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