Archaeologists' ancient find: a busty statuette

December 7, 2014 6:40 PM

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Archaeologists in northern France were digging for "tooled flint or bones," they say, when they came upon something stunning: what ended up being a 23,000-year-old sculpture of a woman.

While digging near Amiens over the summer, they noticed some pieces amid the limestone they had found didn't look particularly natural, Phys.org reports. "That same night we carefully pieced together the 20-odd fragments and realized it was a female statuette," says archaeologist Clement Paris of th...

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