This is the world’s oldest Drawing

This 73,000-year-old South African cave stone is the world’s oldest drawing.

The earliest known drawing is 73,000-year-old, discovered at Blombos Cave, South Africa.

The previews one was 64,000 year-old cave paintings from Spain.

A key distinction of this one is that it is a drawing, rather than an engraving.

Archaeologist Paul Pettitt of Durham University in England, said:

“If there is any point at which one can say that symbolic activity had emerged in human society, this is it.”

This is the world’s oldest Drawing

Illustration of the ancient crosshatched lines of pigment applied to a stone.

Published in Nature