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Red Lady of Pavilandlocked

(fl. 33,000 bc?)
  • Marianne Sommer

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Red Lady of Paviland (fl. 33,000 bc?), recipient of ceremonial burial, is not a historical character but an incomplete prehistoric human skeleton. The biography of the once living person can therefore only be recovered through the historical interpretations of the skeleton as a scientific object and of the context in which it was found. The remains were discovered in January 1823 by the ...

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