Monday, May 18, 2009

First figurative sculpture found

A newly discovered sculpture is said to be the oldest figurative work (36,000 years old) in existence. But that is not the marvel.
Scientists think this sculpture shows a shift in the early human brain and perhaps coincided with complex language. Since there is no audio from that time period, there is only the visual image to make such deductions.
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Some reader comments refer to this sculpture as early porn, while art historical texts often refer to these prehistoric fecund females as a relic of fertility or goddess worship. What do you think?

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