The Paleolithic period is of monumental importance to us since within it are the beginnings of consciously produced images and carvings. The image above predates consciously produced images and may be an example of recognition, meaning that the pebble was not created by humans but was found near the skeletal remains of our hominid ancestor australopthicus africanus. Since the stone is not a material that is locally found, it is fascinating to consider the possible explanations for how it arrived there.
1. Could it be that some hominid ancestors were capable of recognition and symbolic thinking?
2. Where was this pebble found?
3.. What is the date ascribed to the Waterworn Pebble?
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