Along the NEL pipeline construction
site not far from Bremen, a piece of
sandstone etched with the stylized
depiction of a female body came to
light. The unique Stone Age artifact
was first used as an abrader for
making stone tools before it was
turned into art. It measures 7.5 by
4.5 cm, or 3 by 1.8 in. Radio carbon
dating and stratigraphy place its
origin between 9200 and 8800 BC,
the early mesolithic period.