BASILOSAURUS TOOTH FOSSIL WHALE WESTERN SAHARA - Basilosaurus ("king lizard") is a genus of early whales that lived 40 to 34 million years ago in the late Eocene.The first fossil of B. cetoides was discovered in the United States and was initially believed to be some sort of reptile, hence the suffix -"saurus", but it was later found to be a marine mammal
A new technique, developed at ANSTO's Centre for Accelerator Science, has made it possible to produce some of the first reliable radiocarbon dates for Australian rock art in a study just published online in The Journal of Archaeological Science Reports.
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Radio-carbon study suggests Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave art much older than thought
The oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world. In the Northern Territory rock shelter, known as Nawarla Gabarnmang
Hand stencils surround a mural of spotted horses.
Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed writing systems, our ancestors scrawled geometric signs across the walls of the caves they sheltered in. Paleoanthropologist, rock art researcher and TED Senior Fellow Genevieve von Petzinger has studied and codified these ancient markings in caves across Europe. The uniformity of her findings suggest that graphic communication, and the ability to…