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Prehistoric Porn

David K. Israel
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There are certain things about the Old Stone Age you learn in high school—like the distinctions between Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, and Upper Paleolithic periods. But for the real interesting prehistoric dirt, you've got to rely on the _floss.The oldest human statue (yet discovered), a female figurine, was recently found in a cave in south-western Germany. Standing a full 6cm tall, she's carved from a mammoth tusk and dates from about 35,000 years ago.

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(graffiti photo courtesy of Flickr user The Joy Of The Mundane)


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