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Scientists Uncover Hand and Foot Prints in What’s Thought to Be the Oldest Cave Art To Date

Scientists Uncover Hand and Foot Prints in What’s Thought to Be the Oldest Cave Art To Date.

A team of international scientists has uncovered ancient hand and foot prints that may upend our understanding of early cave art. According to an article published this month in Science Bulletin, researchers believe the ancient prints were made between 169,000 and 226,000 years ago and appear to be placed intentionally, cementing the notion that they’re the earliest examples of cave art yet to be uncovered. This remarkable discovery adds to the body of research that identifies children as some of the earliest artists within the genus Homo. Image via Science Bulletin

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