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Ancient art studio uncovered in South Africa
From:CNTV.CN  Writer:  Date:2011-10-24

 

The oldest known art studio has been discovered in South Africa's Blombos Cave by archeologists excavating the artifact-rich site.

The discovery of ancient paint supplies, dating back to 100,000 years ago, is evidence of the oldest known art production workshop, according to a study published in the journal Science.

Scientists found bright red pigment, called ochre, inside two abalone shells in the cave, which is located along South Africa's Southern Cape coast, about 185 miles east of Cape Town. Researchers described the finding, which also includes bone, charcoal, grindstones, and hammer stones, as a "production toolkit."

 

 

 
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