Dating a slovakian man
He was found lying in a crouched position, covered with red ochre, although whether the pigment was used for cave art or merely body painting or face painting, is unknown.In addition, since the war, a number of ivory carvings and examples of soft stone sculpture have been discovered - notably some half a dozen figurines - as well as artifacts, tools, fossils and other ancient materials.Some scholars believe it is older - perhaps as old as 30,000 BCE, coincident with the first wave of modern man - but the scientific evidence is lacking.For a later Russian carving from the Magdalenian period, please see the Venus of Eliseevichi (14,000 BCE).
Though less famous, a second mammoth ivory figurine from the same site (see figure 3), is considered to be more representative of the Kostenky-Avdeevo-Gagarino style.
For the earliest forms of carving, see the Venus of Berekhat Ram (Golan) and the Venus of Tan-Tan (Morocco), both from the Acheulean culture of the Lower/Middle Paleolithic and entirely unconnected with later European venus figures.
For the earliest cave art, see the El Castillo cave paintings in Spain, dating from 39,000 BCE.
The Venus of Kostenky (Kostienki) is among the oldest known examples of prehistoric sculpture in Russia.
It is one of a series of European venus figurines that proliferated during the period of Gravettian art (c.25,000-20,000 BCE).