This blog is not called a Magpie's Miscellany for nothing, my mind picks up and writes about anything that crosses it;) So where has this blank mind gone today? Firstly whilst looking through the news, a new exhibition at The Natural History Museum is opening, and this video of the models of Homo Sapien and Neanderthal man being made flashed through. Which in turn reminded me of the two reproduced bisons at the entrance to the Ice Age Exhibition we saw last year. And so I decided to look them up, not helped by the fact that I actually thought they were boars, but luckily I found the original. Fourteen thousand years old they were found in the back of the Tuc D'audobert Cave, an altar to fertility maybe, see how the clay on which they were carved also represents in its natural form a third bison at the back. This is obviously a reproduction, but I can remember the flash of incredulity as I looked down on these beasts, so lifelike in their carving.