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Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing
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. It predates the previous oldest-known drawings by at least 30,000 years. The abrupt termination of all lines on the fragment edges indicates that the pattern originally extended over a larger surface.
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