"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
Twenty-six thousand years ago in the Czech Republic, one of
our ice-age ancestors selected a hunk of mammoth ivory and carved this enigmatic portrait of a woman - the oldest ever found.
In Sister Wendy's The Story of Art, she says something like "Art changes, but it doesn't get better." Proof right here.
Coincidentally, I was just looking here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90519713/ceramic-head-primitive-primitive-art?ref=sr_gallery_31&ga_search_query=99heads&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all
Seriously, the tusk may be that old... but how do they know it was not carved in the 70's?
Presumably from the associations of the object with others at the same site:http://www.archaeologywordsmith.com/lookup.php?category=&where=headword&terms=association