Carnegie Museum of Natural History has removed the Lion Attacking a Dromedary diorama from view.
The human head that was previously part of this diorama was sculpted around a person’s skull. Their skull has been permanently removed as part of the museum’s new policy on equitable treatment of human remains.
Small samples from this individual’s teeth will be used to conduct stable isotope analysis. If successful, the results will help us determine if this person grew up in Northern Africa and will aid us in future efforts to return them to their homeland.