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Beginnings of Paint


(Andy Crichton) #1

Originally published at: http://traditionalpainter.com/beginnings-of-paint

Emma Brown, Traditional Painter for Kent is passionate about her craft. Here she shares a fascinating discovery that re-wrote what we know about the beginnings of paint and decorating kit.

Recently I came across an article online about a discovery made in South Africa (1). I am interested in these sorts of things anyway, but this one really caught my eye - Archeologists reported finding a paint-like substance used in a cave 100,000 years ago.

cave painting 100000 years old