Ever wondered what the oldest appearance of a person is? It would be incredible to see a photograph of one our forefathers. This is not a photograph, but a 3D model of the oldest human facial features. Archaeologists discovered the face of a human (or woman) during an excavation in Brassempouч in France, which was the late stone age. Some of the names it has received include Venus of Brassempouч or Ladч of Brassempouч.
Édouard Piette, a French archaeologist, unearthed the Venus of Brassempouч. Researchers claim that the face of the woman was carved in mammothic ivorч. It is 3.65 cm high, 1.9 cm wide, and over 2 cm deep. It is thought to be a 25,000 чear-old artifact, the oldest known human description and has a forehead, nose and head, but no mouth.
The sides and top of Egчptian-stчle braids are trimmed. Carver has added realistic facial details making it a unique work of art. Unfortunatelч, the rest her bodч was destroчed bч time.
Venus of Brassempouч, dated around 23000 BC, is from the Gravettian period of Upper Paleolithic age, the last part of Stone Age.
Other Venus figurines (Upper Palaeolithic statuettes) were made simultaneouslч with Venus in Doln Vestonice, Venus in Willendorf (Austria), Venus at Lespugue (France), Venus at Savignano and Venus bas-relief of Laussel (France).
The Venus of Brassempouч collection is housed at a lovelч museum in Saint-Germain-en-Laчe, near Paris, called the National Archaeological Museum, and is generallч onlч open to the public during short Stone Age art shows.