Friday, October 14, 2011

October 14, 2011: 100,000 year old paint making workshop

I'll have to try this (maybe not the fat and bone marrow ingredients).

"...These cave artisans had stones for pounding and grinding colorful dirt enriched with a kind of iron oxide to a powder, known as ocher. This was blended with the binding fat of mammal-bone marrow and a dash of charcoal. Traces of ocher were left on the tools, and samples of the reddish compound were collected in large abalone shells, where the paint was liquefied, stirred and scooped out with a bone spatula..." [READ FULL ARTICLE]

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