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Stone slab from Apollo-11 cave

The Apollo 11 Cave is an archeological site in the ǁKaras Region of south-western Namibia. Cave was given its name by German archaeologist Wolfgang Erich Wendt who was working in the cave when he heard of the Apollo 11 crew's successful return to Earth on July 24, 1969. The cave contained some of the oldest pieces of mobile art ever discovered in southern Africa, associated with charcoal radiocarbon dated from 27,500 to 25,500 BP. In total, seven grey-brown quartzite slabs were excavated from the cave. Besides the slabs, the cave contained several white and red paintings. The subject of paintings ranged from simple geometric patterns to bees, which are still a nuisance to the unwary traveler.

Wikipedia: Apollo 11 Cave
Khanacademy: Origins of rock art in Africa

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Stone slab from Apollo-11 cave

Stone slab from Apollo-11 cave

The Apollo 11 Cave is an archeological site in the ǁKaras Region of south-western Namibia. Cave was given its name by German archaeologist Wolfgang Erich Wendt who was working in the cave when he heard of the Apollo 11 crew's successful return to Earth on July 24, 1969. The cave contained some of the oldest pieces of mobile art ever discovered in southern Africa, associated with charcoal radiocarbon dated from 27,500 to 25,500 BP. In total, seven grey-brown quartzite slabs were excavated from the cave. Besides the slabs, the cave contained several white and red paintings. The subject of paintings ranged from simple geometric patterns to bees, which are still a nuisance to the unwary traveler.

Wikipedia: Apollo 11 Cave
Khanacademy: Origins of rock art in Africa