Search for giant rats leads to ancient carved faces

Published on February 11th, 2011 | by Admin

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A team of researchers looking for fossils of giant rats in East Timor stumbled across ancient carved faced in a limestone cave.

‘Looking up from the cave floor at a colleague sitting on a ledge, my head torch shone on what seemed to be a weathered carving,’ CSIRO’s Dr Ken Aplin said.

‘I shone the torch around and saw a whole panel of engraved prehistoric human faces on the wall of the cave.

‘The local landowners with whom we were working were stunned by the findings. They said the faces had chosen that day to reveal themselves because they were pleased by the field work we were doing.’

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Story: Science Centric | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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