The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.12.17

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44,000-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Painting Is Rewriting The History Of Art. Via NPR:

Until recently, the long-held story was that humans started painting in caves in Europe. For example, art from the Chauvet Cave in France is dated as old as 37,000 years.

But several years ago, a group of scientists started dating cave paintings in Indonesia — and found that they are thousands of years older.

“They are at least 40,000 years old, which was a very, very surprising discovery,” says Adam Brumm, an archaeologist at Australia’s Griffith University. He and his colleagues used a technique called uranium-series analysis to determine the paintings’ age. The oldest figurative painting in those analyses was a striking image of a wild cow.

These works had been known for years by locals on the island of Sulawesi — but Brumm adds that “it was assumed they couldn’t be that old.”

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Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech Baseball No. 3 in Baseball News Preseason Poll. Via Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, Texas Tech is No. 3 overall and even though I love Texas Tech, that seems really high. I’ll be interested to see how the rest of the preseason publications rank Texas Tech, but my guess is that this will be the high watermark.

Texas Tech Basketball

Back in the Top 25, But For How Long? Via the AP, Texas Tech is back in the Top 25, at #24, but given last night’s performance, that may not last real long. Perhaps a convincing win on Saturday changes that.

Shannon Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

Texas Tech Football

Brooks Continues All-American Ways.

Taylor Peters Looks Back.

Harrell to Stay at USC. I think this is good news for all involved as the Texas Longhorns were intent on hiring USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell when he reassigned some of the members of the offensive staff, well, via NBC Sports, Harrell signed a multi-year contract extension.

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