Researchers Discover Ancient "Hashtag"

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Scientists working in South Africa say they've found the earliest known drawing. It was dug up in a cave where early humans apparently lived for thousands of years and left behind numerous artifacts. The drawing isn't what you'd call elaborate; it's a row of crosshatched lines along the smooth face of a rock that may have been a tool for making ocher. In fact, the red lines were made with red ocher. The pattern (with a little imagination) resembles a hashtag. What's remarkable is that it was apparently made about 73,000 years ago. That's tens of thousands of years older than similar drawings made in European caves. The researchers , led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergen in Norway, have previously found a sort of toolkit for...

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Researchers Discover Ancient "Hashtag"

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