June 7, 2006
World's Oldest Self-Portrait?
Pictured above, it was discovered in a cave in Western France last December.
It was created about 27,000 years ago.
Pierre Sauvey of the Associated Press, for a story that appeared June 3, interviewed Jean-Yves Baratin, archaelogy curator for the Poitou-Charentes region where the cave is located.
Baratin said, "Two pieces of calcite that split were used to form the hair with two black horizontal strokes depicting the eyes. A vertical stroke formed the nose and another horizontal stroke the mouth."
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