Engraved Fossil May Be North America's Oldest Art



An engraved bone, believed to be from a mastodon, giant sloth or mammoth, may be the oldest example of primitive art ever found in the Americas. The carved bone features the depiction of an ancient mammoth, and was discovered by an amateur fossil hunter in Florida, in an area near Vero Beach where other mammoth bones have recently been found. The archaeological team working on carbon dating the bone feel that it is at least 13,000 years old, and that the etching must be at least that old as well.

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I guess I'll have to revise my statement: "We have had 13,000 years of human cultural evolution to figure this stuff out. And what we determined, we swiftly abandoned in the 20th century."
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"The archaeological team working on carbon dating the bone feel that it is at least 13,000 years old, and that the etching must be at least that old as well."

So it's possible that the etching could be older than the bone? Wow, the implications of that are staggering!
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They know it was "art" because they also found a leather place card next to it saying "the pictogram etched on bone reflects mans never ending strife to be the hunter and not the food".
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