Indonesian shell has ‘earliest human engraving’

Engravings on shell 430000 year old

 

Zig-zag patterns found on a fossilised shell in Indonesia may be the earliest engraving by a human ancestor, a study has claimed.

The engraving is at least 430,000 years old, meaning it was done by the long-extinct Homo erectus, said the study.

The oldest man-made markings previously found were about 130,000 years old.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30324599

 

 

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