'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa

Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the oldest human-made drawings ever found. Discovered in a cave in South Africa, the cross-hatch pattern was drawn in red ochre and found to date back over 70,000 years, making the image more than 30,000 years older than the previous reigning champion... Continue Reading Oldest-known drawing found in South African cave Category: Science Tags: Africa Archeology Drawing South Africa University of Bergen University of the Witwatersrand

'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa

Etched with an "ochre crayon", the 73,000 year old drawing looks a little like a modern-day hashtag.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from BBC News

Ancient Hashtag Is Oldest Drawing Yet Discovered

The hashtag is far more ancient than we think. In a South African cave, inscribed on a flake of rock, nine lines of red ochre inscribe a familiar crosshatched pattern. The find, dated to 73,000 ...

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Discover Magazine

Oldest-known drawing found in South African cave

Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the oldest human-made drawings ever found. Discovered in a cave in South Africa, the cross-hatch pattern was drawn in red ochre and found to ...

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Gizmag

Is this the world’s oldest drawing?

South African discovery pushes the emergence of visual art back 30,000 years. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Cosmos Magazine

This South African cave stone may bear the world’s oldest drawing

The Stone Age line design could have held special meaning for its makers, a new study finds.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from ScienceNews

Drawing on a piece of silcrete found in Blombos Cave predates previous human-made drawings by at least 30,000 years

The earliest evidence of a drawing made by humans has been found in Blombos Cave in the southern Cape in South Africa.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Phys.org

Painted rock points to higher cognitive function in humans 73,000 years ago

Artwork from waaaay before Photoshop.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from ZME Science

Earliest human drawing discovered in South African cave

The earliest known drawing made by a human has been found in a South African cave and it looks very similar to a hashtag, the grouping and search feature made popular by Twitter.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from FOXNews

The World's Oldest Known Drawing Is a 73,000-Year-Old Hashtag

A small rock flake no larger than a house key is covered with a colossal surprise: the first known drawing ever made by a human.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Livescience

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