Red Paint (Human Origins 2016)
Students in the multidisciplinary science course Human Origins--taught at the Peabody--mixed their own red ochre paint and decorated pebbles in the Azilian style. Over 1,200 red painted pebbles are known from Azilian culture sites in southern France and northern Spain, dating to 12,000 years ago. Archaeologists suggest that these pebbles represent one of the earliest notational systems, though we have no idea how the pebbles were used or what the designs mean. Students in Human Origins worked in two teams to decorate their pebbles and design a simple game in which they could be used. This gallery includes pics of the students painting their pebbles.Read More
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