The Blombos cave

The Blombos’ cave takes archeologists and scientists back on the analysis of the evolution of the cognitive capabilities of the Homo Sapiens to re-evaluate the information used to create the same theory that leads to us.

The Blombos’s cave is a prehistoric site of the South Africa State carved into a limestone cliff that overlooks the Indian Ocean. The cave was frequented used, intermittently, by Stone Age men for about 140,000 years and it became famous in 1993 when Dr. Henshilwood discovered some important stone artifacts. These artifacts were symmetrical spearheads about 20,000 years old. Inside the cave, were also found some shells used as containers to mix a base of ocher color, dated about 100,000 years ago. In the shells, it was found a veneer of bright red powder, dried remains of a colorful mixture made by mixing red ochre, seal bones, coal, quartzite, and water. Along with the shells, the researchers also found animal bones probably used to collect color.

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The artifacts discovered in the cave shed new light on the evolution of cognitive abilities of our species occurred long before then we have theorized. The search for the concept of beauty – like art, music, sculpture, paint – has a new historically Genesis that need to be readdressed.

 

The Blombos cave

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