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Image 1 - World’s Earliest Art Studio Uncovered In Cape Town Cave
2011-10-14 05:59:35

Archaeologists have uncovered two shells near the southern coast of South Africa that contain a primitive paint mixture, revealing what experts believe may be the remnants of the world’s earliest art studio.

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2010-10-29 07:04:00

Researchers have discovered the oldest evidence to date that prehistoric humans in southern Africa had mastered a complex, delicate process to sharpen stones into spears and knives at least 75,000 years ago, more than 50,000 years earlier than previously believed.

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2006-06-23 08:15:47

Ancient beads that may represent the oldest attempt by people at self-decoration have been identified from sites in Algeria and Israel.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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