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World’s oldest art

23 October 2021

William also sent in this link. Art is often in the mind of the individual and it seems Chinese perceptions of art clash with the cave art enthusiasts of Europe. At www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-scientist-hopes-conserve-may-033850740.html … where we have some unusual footprints arranged in a mosaic pattern, quite unlike the footprints of people going about their purpose. In other words, the pattern was a deliberate creation by the owners of the footprints – and according to the Chinese scientist, that means it is art. Of a kind. Another reason why others dismiss the claim is that the footprints date between 169,000 and 226,000 years ago []uranium dating methodology], much older than cave art in southern France and Spain. It dates back to the Middle Pleistocene and was the work of Neanderthals or Denisovans – or even perhaps another unknown group of early humans. They were found in Tibet.

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