Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oldest Prehistoric Hexagram

The BBC News reported on 10 January, 2002, about the "Oldest" prehistoric art unearthed". In the Blombos cave, 290 kilometres east of Cape Town, South Africa, archaeologists found, among 8,000 other pieces of ochre, one which is engraved with a pattern that includes a rude hexagram. This piece is from Middle Stone Age layers which are at least 70,000 years old.
Photo source: Wikipedia entry Blombos Cave