Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known 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

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 abstract design, vaguely resembling a hashtag, was drawn by hunter-gatherers who periodically […]

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