A 14,000-year-old engraved reindeer antler is possibly the first piece of early human art ever found.
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.
Thank you. I was going to mention something similar.
Representational art, is art that is carved in the shape of something like an animal or human. This antler is a picture of a horse, not carved into the shape of a horse......
Well obviously if the 14,000 year old antler is the first work of early human art ever found, then the 40,000 year old ivory figurines of animals and humans weren’t made by humans.
I’m also confused. A report today said that modern DNA was 338,000 years old. but we waited until 14,000 years ago to produce art? I’m not sure that any of it has credibility.
This was found submerged in a jar of urine. That removes all doubt that it is art.
It was found around 1800, before the German sites were known. Therefore it was possibly “the first piece of early human art ever found.” The comment does not refer to the age of the object.