The oldest known statue has been discovered in a cave in Germany. It's said to be 30,000 years old.
"These discoveries have incredible significance," says Clive Gamble, an archaeologist at the University of Southampton, UK. "They depict the animal world in a semi-realistic way. It shows early man moving from his immediate world to an imaginative world."
Dude. It's a furry. Deal with it.
I'm sure we'll finding prehistoric UFO catchers next.
|Origin indelicate. Originally a mirror image of (后), and both pictographs represented the anus, a hole beneath buttocks. How it came to its present meaning is not clear, although other characters meaning 'buttocks' also relate to government officials, and may indicate a person doing sedentary work (i.e., sitting on his buttocks all day) in a building. Henshall suggests taking it as 'entrance' (口), 'one' (一), and a 'corner', and as a mnemonic: 'One official administers corner entrance.'|