Old European texts from South Africa

Stuart Harris BS, MS, MBA

The oldest inscription yet discovered dats to 162,000 BC at Pinnacle Point in South Africa. Called Old European, this script appears on nearly every continent, and continued in use until the nineteenth century in Scandianvia. The people living in south Africa wrote epitaphs on pieces of red ochre and deposited them in cave floors. Examples of their texts occur at Pinnacle Point and Blombos Cave, including a love story. The last of these people migrated from south Africa to Europe during the warm spell around 35,000 BC.