It’s also a noteworthy piece because the representation of an imaginary figure in art provides early evidence that humans had already developed complex pre-frontal cortexes.
The instruments are bone flutes, one of which was fashioned from mammoth ivory, the other from a bird’s bone.So when we can unearth an artifact and say this one is “the first,” or at least the oldest one we have, it has a deep significance. Because the definition of a book has been debated since the very beginning of literature, that’s a hard question to answer and could easily encompass another whole article.However, the oldest intact, European, bound book of the sort we are all used to reading nowadays is the St. The red, leather-bound, and illuminated gospel book was written in Latin in the seventh century. John, originally produced in northeastern England for Saint Cuthbert and placed into his coffin over 1,300 years ago when he died.We humans have a special kind of awe for the oldest examples of the fruits of our creativity and intelligence.As we’ve discussed before, the artifacts we produce are a large part of what separates us from animals, and so we are justifiably proud of them.