The Most Recent Archaeological Discovery? A Mesolithic Crayon!

The Most Recent Archaeological Discovery? A Mesolithic Crayon!

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Archaeologists excavating land in North Yorkshire, England have discovered what they believe to be a prehistoric crayon along with a pebble that was scraped in order to make red pigment.   Image Via Atlas Obscura   Andy Needham, an archaeologist at the University of York, has said, “One of the latest objects we have found looks exactly like a crayon; the tip is faceted and has gone from a rounded end to a really sharpened end, suggesting it has been used.”   Image Via Atlas Obscura    The crayon and pebble were found on opposing sides of a peat bog adjacent to the Mesolithic site where …