At At first glance this may appear like any other fossilized bone fragment, but upon closer examination you discover it is much more than just a fossil. With the light held just right, the image jumps out at you. It is then that you realize that it is actually a canvas, a portable piece of art containing an etching of the earliest depiction of a human in the Western Hemisphere.

The bone is telling a story via the portrait of a fisherman, with spear in hand, catching a large fish. On the other end of the canvas there are a series of chevrons, tally marks, recording the number of previous catches perhaps? A story bone, nonetheless, containing the earliest recorded human train of thought.

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