I think that we tend to sell our ancestors a little short when it comes to their creative abilities. For instance, this piece found by archeologist would certainly indicate a more refined sense of decorating than we though possible.
The Thinker Is Several Thousand Years Old
Photo credit: timesofisrael.com
Archaeologists at a Bronze Age site in Yehud, Israel, found some basic funerary goodies—including daggers, arrowheads, and animal bones—offered to accompany a prominent Canaanite into the afterlife. They also found something way better, a ceramic jug topped with a clay figurine that resembles Rodin’s famous The Thinker.
The 3,800-year-old statuette is considered historically unique. Along with some nearby Copper Age discoveries (in modern-day Jordan) like an irrigation system with terraced gardens, this suggests that an advanced civilization tamed this “fatally uninhabitable” land 6,000 years ago.
Here is my question...how can men be creative enough to fashion lasting art such as this, and at the same time be so talented creating horrible ways to kill one another?
Coffee in the kitchen again, so we can talk about this.