A landscape reconstruction of the Lucerne area 39'000 B.C.
The scene is set on the spot where a worker at the local gravel quarry discovered a well preserved mammoth tusk in 2006. The surface level today is roughly 30 m higher than in the picture- hence the drone camera perspective. The picture quotes the famous painting "Luzern zur Eiszeit" painted by Ernst Hodel in 1929, currently on display at the glacier museum (Gletschergarten) in Lucerne.
Scientific advisor: Prof. Dr. phil Ebbe Nielsen. Archeology Departement of Lucerne
Illustration: Samuel J. Bucheli
In 1929 the painter Hodel sat down on a hill some 20 km west of the point where LESAMU's scene was to be set. So the panorama needed to be adapted.
"Luzern zur Eiszeit" (Lucerne in the ice age) by Ernst Hodel, 1929. Photo: LESAMU Samuel J. Bucheli - at the Gletschergarten Luzern, Jahrmillionen-Show room