• The world's oldest figurative drawing depicts a wounded animal

    6 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    New radiometric dating identifies the oldest known figurative drawing-not a stenciled outline of a hand or an abstract design, but an actual attempt to depict a real object in an image. As far as we know, a cave wall in Indonesian Borneo was the site for the first time a person drew something , rather than just making abstract marks. The drawing is at least 40,000 years old, based on uranium-series dating of a thin layer of rock deposited on top of the drawing since its creation.
    It's a large animal of some sort, outlined and colored in with reddish-orange pigment, but after...
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