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To: Red Badger
There are no known records of early human artwork finds before this time and so it is the first, or one of the first, discoveries of Stone Age portable art.

So, although not know at the time, it is the "first discovery" or find.

Early humans and art The engraving shows part of a figure of a horse, and was made by stone age people (modern humans) towards the end of the last ice age.

Although these people were hunter-gatherers, living before agriculture and domestication of animals had begun, they were nevertheless skilled technicians and artists. In the 1800s very little was known about the early history of humans, especially the fact that our species had been around for many hundreds of thousands of years, along with relatives such as the Neanderthals. So the significance of discoveries like the Neschers antler largely went unrecognised at the time.,/i>

Fine

Since the late 1800s many other carved objects, along with painted caves, have been discovered that show evidence of the art which early humans were creating.

The oldest examples of representational art found so far are ivory figurines of animals and humans from early Aurignacian (Upper Palaeolithic) sites in Germany, dated at 35-40,000 years.

At the end of the day, this is very poorly written.

The article should say, and the news here is; Representational art older than pictorial art, as far as we can tell.

Or

Simply say we found some really cool old art that had been overlooked for nearly 200 years.

17 posted on 03/21/2013 3:16:27 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Zeneta
Today's journalists are tomorrow's editors.........
29 posted on 03/22/2013 6:08:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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