Today in class I read this article: https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/ancient-crayon-lets-archaeologists-draw-conclusions
The crayon in question pictured above.
The article explains that archaeologists from the University of York in England uncovered what they believe to be a Mesolithic-era version of a crayon or pencil.
The article is interesting because it shows how the technology of previous eras is so similar to ours, at least in terms of writing utensils.
I have to ask the question, is there enough evidence to prove that it was from a former era? Are we sure that the archaeologist aren’t projecting their own conclusions on it.
The meta data for this article is very bare and too specific with only : #ochre and #early life. It could have benefited from broader key terms.
Photo credit: Paul Shields, University of York