World’s Oldest Art Studio Found in Ethiopian Cave

Popular Mechanics | David Grossman:

For 4,500 years, ancient humans kept on coming back to one cave in Ethiopia. It’s a roomy enclosure at the base of a limestone cliff, but its natural qualities were only one part of the story. People used the cave to store reddish stones rich in iron oxide, and then they turned those stones into different colors. A new study suggests that the cave, called Porc-Epic, was the world’s first art studio… read more

Image: Pieces of ochre found in Porc-Epic. Daniela Eugenia Rosso, Francesco d’Errico, Alain Queffelec

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