Agnes Scott College
Larry Riddle, Agnes Scott College

The Earliest Sierpinski Gasket?

Rock at Newgrange Closeup of pattern on rock
Photographs by Cheryl Slaughter

The image on the left shows Neolithic art patterns engraved on kerbstone 67 on the northeast circumference of the burial mound at Newgrange, an Irish passage tomb dating from approximately 3000 BC. The image on the right is a closeup that suggests the beginning iteration of the Sierpinski gasket!