Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa’s southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing.

The interior of Blombos Cave is pictured on South Africa’s southern coast in this photo released September 12, 2018. Magnus Haaland/Handout via REUTERS

The abstract design, vaguely resembling a hashtag, was drawn by hunter-gatherers who periodically dwelled in Blombos Cave overlooking the Indian Ocean, roughly 190…



Read More Here

Be the first to comment on "Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*