Prehistoric Artifacts

This collection of viewable prehistoric artifact 3D models was produced by the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program by 3D scanning casts, other replicas, and some original objects which are now on display in the Hall of Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History. The models are shown in approximate order of age, from oldest on the top left to youngest on the bottom right.

Please note that the 3D models in this collection are not available for download. These are copies of specimens and objects that are owned and curated by other museums/institutions; thus, we do not distribute these data. For more information, please visit