Worlds Oldest Petroglyph is a Caveman Vagina, Archaeologists Say
Next time you go spelunking, you can leave your Hustler Magazine at home.
You never know what you'll find when inside a shallow French cave -- and we're not just talking about a hook-up with that bitchy foreign exchange student from Bordeaux.
A group of archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the oldest cave drawing known to man in a collapsed rock shelter known as Abri Castanet in Cevennes National Park in Southern France. The subject matter? Pussy, of course.
The crude drawing of a circle with a line through it was found on a section of the shelter's collapsed ceiling, right on top of (wait for it) a big pile of old bones. Archaelogists have been examining Abri Castanet for years, but only recently discovered the etching when they delved into "a previously unexplored section of the cave". Let that be a lesson to all those who have given up on finding their girlfriend's G-spot.
There is some debate as to whether the drawing really depicts a vagina, or whether researchers just have booty on the brain . Dr. Harold Dibble, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania who edited the findings of the researchers at Abri Castanet, says that the vulva is truly in the eye of the beholder.
"Who the hell knows," Dibble told Science Magazine. "Maybe it's telling us more about the people making those interpretations."
Using carbon dating, scientists determined that the bones near the Etch-A-Snatch were at least 37,000 years old. They claim this latest finding is even older than the drawings found in the nearby Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc in 1994. Those etchings featured female genitalia as well. The labia majora was a popular artistic subject matter for early man, indicating that the dating scene in prehistoric France was almost as depressing as spending a Friday night on OKCupid.com.
Joan Rivers has yet to comment on whether or not she posed for the 37,000 year old vagina drawing.
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