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.
South Africa: 'Oldest Known Drawing' a Hashtag Found in South Africa
Deutsche Welle, 13 September 2018
The sketch was drawn on a tiny piece of rock some 73,000 years ago by hunter-gatherers in South Africa. The abstract design has a vague resemblance to a popular symbol of the… Read more »
South Africa: Scientists Find Earliest Drawing By a Human
The Conversation Africa, 12 September 2018
Scientists working in Blombos Cave in South Africa's southern Cape region have made a discovery that changes our understanding of when our human ancestors started expressing… Read more »
A picture of the rock with the drawing on the Wits University website.