I’m wondering if the scientists are perhaps really leaping to conclusions to see what they want to believe.
The research team, comprising more than a dozen scientists from American and European universities and research institutions, has been excavating at the site of the discovery—Abri Castanet—for the past 15 years.
Abri Castanet and its sister site Abri Blanchard have long been recognized as being among the oldest sites in Eurasia bearing artifacts of human symbolism. Hundreds of personal ornaments have been discovered, including pierced animal teeth, pierced shells, ivory and soapstone beads, engravings, and paintings on limestone slabs.
Saatchi Online art data base collection to accompany, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”