Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura
|UNESCO World Heritage site|
|Location||Swabian Jura, Germany|
|Inscription||2017 (41st Session)|
|Area||462.1 ha (1,142 acres)|
|Buffer zone||1,158.7 ha (2,863 acres)|
|Coordinates||48°23′16″N 9°45′56″E / 48.38778°N 9.76556°ECoordinates: 48°23′16″N 9°45′56″E / 48.38778°N 9.76556°E|
The Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura are a collection of six caves in southern Germany which were used by Ice Age humans for shelter about 33,000 to 43,000 years ago. The caves are located in the Lone and Ach Valleys. Within the caves one statuette of a female form, carved figurines of animals (including cave lions, mammoths, horses and cattle), musical instruments and items of personal adornment have been discovered. Some of the figurines depict creatures that are half animal, half human.