Re: oldest art.

Rod Hagen (
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 12:27:20 +1000

In article <>, (Bearcat) wrote:

> glenn r morton ( wrote:
> : I have asked this on a couple of other boards. What is the oldest art
> : associated with either H. erectus or Neanderthal? I say a show where
> : I thought, Desmond Morris said that the oldest art object was the
Golan Venus
> : figurine which dated from 330,000 B.P.
> : Has anyone heard of this, know what excavation/archaeologist might be
> : involved? I am looking for documentation of this or any other ancient
art object.
> :
> Perhaps he said 30,000 years ago. I have heard that Neanderthal
> produced no art. For that matter, modern humans produced no art
> at that time (40kya) either.
> - Bearcat

The earliest cave art in the NT, Australia (i.e. art produced by modern
humans) is now estimated at closer to 60,000 year, from memory.

Rod Hagen
Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia