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Earth Science

Did Neandertals Paint Early Cave Art? 126

Posted by timothy
from the everyone's-a-critic dept.
sciencehabit writes "Dating experts working in Spain, using a technique relatively new to archaeology, have pushed dates for the earliest cave art back some 4000 years to at least 41,000 years ago, raising the possibility that the artists were Neandertals rather than modern humans. And a few researchers say that the study argues for the slow development of artistic skill over tens of thousands of years — not a swift acquisition of talent, as some had argued."
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Did Neandertals Paint Early Cave Art?

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  • by Osgeld (1900440) on Sunday June 17, 2012 @04:14AM (#40349995)

    theres a bit of difference tween a chimp ploping paint strokes in a semi random fashion to make modern "art" and the cave paintings clearly depicting characters doing specific actions. When Congo starts drawing his family actively hunting a beast and roasting it over a fire then I will concede your argument.

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