Science: Old Stone Faces

Three crudely carved sandstone heads—the oldest and most puzzling sculptures ever found in the Western Hemisphere—must remain a mystery until the war's end. So said Geologist Elias H. Sellards of the University of Texas last fortnight. Reason: geologists are now too busy prospecting for war-scarce minerals to investigate further. The heads, weighing roughly 100 lb. each, were found several years ago in gravel pits near Malakoff, Tex. Since faking prehistoric relics is a good-sized industry in the Southwest, geologists were startled to find the heads genuine, more startled to find that they date...

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