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An Important Find but

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:32 pm
by Minimalist
a little over-hyped.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/44668/title/Engraved_pigments_point_to_ancient_symbolic_tradition

Engraved pigments point to ancient symbolic tradition
Incisions on ochre from a South African cave suggest modern human behavior emerged around 100,000 years ago


One has to wonder if the dry climate helped preserve this find. It's great that they found it but, for all we know, HNS may have built drive-in movies on the continental shelf 100,000 years ago and we wouldn't know because the sites are underwater. :D

Re: An Important Find but

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:20 am
by kbs2244
What struck me about this story is that the engravings are on the ocher.

These guys not only drew pictures or decorated themselves, but they were proud of the tools they used to do it with.