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World's Oldest Cave Paintings Show Neanderthals Were Making Art More Than 20,000 Years Before Modern Humans
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Modern humans are not the only species to have produced art, according to a new study that has been described as a “major breakthrough” in our understanding of human evolutionary history. Researchers have identified the world’s oldest known cave paintings, revealing that they were created by Neanderthals, not modern humans. An international team of researchers, led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the University of Southampton, dated cave paintings at three sites in Spain to more than 64,000 years ago. read more


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