Thursday, June 23, 2011

13,000 Years Ago

National Geographic reports on the oldest art found in the Americas:

The carved bone, which depicts a walking mammoth, was found near Vero Beach in east-central Florida in 2006 or 2007. (See a map of the region.) Since its discovery, scientists have been working to determine the authenticity of the 13,000-year-old artifact. Now, several experiments reveal the etching is indeed ancient, scientists reported recently in the Journal of Archaeological Science.


Dan in Philly said...

These stories always make me think about the inevitable afterbirth, as featured in History of the World, Part 1: The critic. I wonder about the reception that piece met with in its day.

Michael Wade said...


I hope it got a good reception. It is quite well done.