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Posted 03 November 2015 - 12:58 PM

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The 100,000-year-old paint pot: Man's oldest art studio found in cave

Paint pots used by humans more than 100,000 years ago have been discovered in South Africa.

Archaeologists excavating the Blombos Cave have stumbled upon a hoard of art materials which include everything an ancient artist might have required to be creative.

Red and yellow pigments, shell containers and grinding cobbles and bone spatulas - to mix up a paste - were all present in the discovery that, researchers say, is proof that our early ancestors' were more modern than once thought.

http://www.dailymail...rican-cave.html

 


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 01:13 PM

Seems as if the people at the time were practicing abstract and symbolic art forms.  80,000 years ago?  That's pretty sophisticated for prehistoric man.

 

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