The Significance of Blombos Ochre Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Significance of Blombos Ochre
A look at the significance of the Blombos Ochre found in South Africa.
# 136141 | 2,250 words | 3 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Anthropology (African) , Archaeology (General)

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The paper looks at the Blombos Ochre found in South Africa and what it means from the standpoint of archeaology and paleontology. Basically, the paper asserts that the new evidence reveals just how similar early humans were and that the ancient "early moderns" were not any more "special" than their Neanderthal counterparts.

From the Paper:

"Factual Description/Details of the Blombos Ochre: Recently, two pieces of engraved ochre were found at Blombos Cave, South Africa; the ochre in question was found in the MSA layers of the cave. According to one scholarly estimate, more than 8000 fragments of ochre have been recovered - many of which ostensibly bear signs of utilization. There are, drawing from this account, two "unequivocally" engraved pieces recovered: "from layer CC, square E6a, and from layer CD, square H6a" (Henshilwood et al., 2007, p.1278). The study finds that the engraved..."

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