Spain officially homes to world’s oldest cave art. An analysis of a red disk painted on a wall in El Castillo cave in northern Spain has dated the work back 40,800 years, making it the world’s oldest cave art.
A group of researchers have now traced a series of tools found in Border Cave, South Africa that are remarkably similar to those still in use today by the African San culture, to 44,000 years ago. That predates what many had come to conclude was the true start of modern human behavior by over 20,000 years. - www.geekosystem.com
Deliberate holes and a coating of red coloring are evident on four tiny snail shells recently found in a cave in Morocco. At 82,000 years old, the shells are the ►oldest known examples of human jewelry◄, researchers say, surpassing previous confirmed reports of ancient beads by about 10,000 years.
The Khoit Tsenkher cave in Mongolia - reportedly inhabited by Stone Age people during the Upper Paleolithic, 10,000 to 40,000 yrs old. Famous for its rock paintings, which have been dated to 17,000–22,000 years ago. Done with light pink and red-brown ochre pigments, the paintings depict Paleolithic fauna ...mammoths and ostriches which are no longer found there, as well as camels, ibex, deer. Unfortunately many of the drawings have now been defaced or covered with dust