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10.09.14 Marina Galperina

Cave painting on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are even older than previously thought — at least 39,900 years old, according to a paper just published in the journal Nature. Described as “proto-graffiti,” the renderings were created by blowing or spraying colored clay over objects to create defined contours. It features “stencil-like outlines of human hands and stick-legged animals” are […]

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10.09.13 Kyle Petreycik

Archaeologist Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University studied the handprints found across eight different historic cave sites in France and Spain, the most famous ranging from about 12,000 to 40,000 years old. After paying closer attention to the finger lengths of handprints, he found that contrary to popular belief, most of these markings were created by women. Based on […]

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