This sculpture is older than Stonehenge and the
Here's a better story:
I'm thinking that it has to be an artifact of
preservation. That, "Technology" such as this
was quite common everywhere, only it didn't last.
It wasn't preserved.
If you think of it, preservation on this scale
would be incredibly rare. If anything remained
of an object like this at all -- anything --
it would probably be just tiny fragments. It's
unlikely we could even tell that it was once
part of a moment.
At least in 999999 cases out of a million.
So it's entirely possible that we've found
dozens or even thousands of such monuments
all over the world, but we couldn't tell them
apart from a random stick that fell off a
Let's face it, you could double the age of this
object and it would STILL be thousands of years
younger then the first carvings -- including
human figures. So the "Technology" to produce
such a moment was already extremely ancient by
the time this one was made. This does not
require that anyone ever APPLIED the technology
is such a way, but they were certainly capable.
No, sorry, I have to write this off NOT as a
history "First," but as an artifact of preservation.
Thanks JTEM who posted this on google groups