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Engraved pigments point to ancient symbolic tradition

Incisions on ochre from a South African cave suggest modern human behavior emerged around 100,000 years ago

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1:03pm, June 12, 2009

Scientists excavating a Stone Age cave on South Africa’s southern coast have followed a trail of engraved pigments to what they suspect are the ancient roots of modern human behavior.

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