posted on Oct, 20 2003 @ 10:51 AM
A keen-eyed archaeologist claims to have found some of the oldest artwork ever - carved faces 200,000 years old.
The human images were found in 2001 by Pietro Gaietto on an expedition through the Borzonasca district of Italy.
He claims the rock has been sculpted into faces that look in opposite directions; one is bearded with what Gaietto calls an "expressive face".
If this is genuine, the artist would have been an extinct human species that died out about 150,000 years ago.
I don't think these are the most convincing sculptures I've ever seen (would you see the face if you weren't looking for it?), but if they are
genuine then it shows how far back our intelligence goes, however limited(and again I question the times depicted in The Bible).
I'm wondering, why do you think they sculptered these faces? Was it for memory? For hobbie? Did they have the concept of art then? Any other