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.

2 Comments:

At 12:00 PM, Blogger 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.

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Dan,

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

Michael

 

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