Thank you so much for everyone’s interest in my AP cards for the Halloween set! All four are spoken for, and I will begin working on them very likely next week. Still working on a couple of other sets, one of which should be finished by this Friday. Can’t wait to show them all! 🙂
In other news (literally), I thought this news article was rather neat and wanted to share it. From CBC News and Associated Press comes this news item about new cave art in Indonesia that dates back about 40,000 years! If these are real, that’s… well, that’s fairly old. 😛 Below is an extract from the article and a link if you wish to read it all…
Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.
And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans, going back to Africa, than scientists had thought.
Archaeologists calculated that a dozen stencils of hands in mulberry red and two detailed drawings of an animal described as a “pig-deer” are between 35,000 and 40,000 years old, based on levels of decay of the element uranium. That puts the art found in Sulawesi, southeast of Borneo, in the same rough time period as drawings found in Spain and a famous cave in France.
And one of the Indonesian handprints, pegged as at least 39,900 years old, is now the oldest hand stencil known to science, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.