Ancient Art Supplies Found In South African Cave

Ancient Art Supplies Found In South African Cave

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Researchers in South Africa have discovered what may have been the world’s earliest artist’s studio.

A 100,000-year-old workshop used to mix and store the reddish pigment ochre has been discovered in Blombos Cave on the rugged southern coast near Cape Town.

At the same site, scientists have found some of the earliest sharp stone tools, as well as evidence of fishing…

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Bifacial points, engraved ochre and bone tools from the c. 75 -80,000 year old M1 & M2 phases at Blombos cave. Photo source: ©© Chenshilwood / en.wikipedia

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A 100,000-Year-Old Ochre-Processing Workshop at Blombos Cave, South Africa; Journal Science

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