World's oldest art is in Africa, not Europe

Given all a new broadside about a detrimental of European cavern paintings to Neanderthal artists during an progressing date than approaching for Homo sapiens (Neanderthals were artists 65,000 years ago, 23 February), it is a empathize a Guardian does not remember a possess prior headlines. In an essay 16 years ago (World’s initial design found in Africa, 11 Jan 2002) we said: “Two little pieces of engraved ochre are a oldest works of art ever discovered, scientists say, display a artist in humankind was awakened, in Africa during slightest 77,000 years ago. Found in Blombos Cave in South Africa, a pieces are forged with a settlement of crossed lines, display that humans had a ability for epitome thought, and use of symbols, tens of thousands of years before they widespread from Africa to Europe.” Homo sapiens was always ahead of a game!
John Picton
Evesham, Worcestershire

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