Earliest Human Drawing Found in South African Cave

Scientists have found a tiny fragment of rock which was marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago. The discovery is the oldest-known example of drawing by humans, the scientists said. The abstract design, vaguely resembling a hashtag, was found in Blombos Cave on the southern coast of South Africa.



A picture of the rock with the drawing on the Wits University website.

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