NEWS.com.au Were Neanderthals Europe's First Cave Artists?
The study suggests that the art may not be the work of modern humans at all. Neanderthals have been portrayed as brutish, animalistic cavemen, but the archaeological evidence suggests they weren't dummies. The Panel of Hands at El Castillo Cave in …
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Did Neanderthals produce abstract art? , In a discovery that suggests that the ability to think abstractly was not limited to Homo sapiens, researchers have found carvings on cave walls that were etched by Neanderthals.
Neanderthal Art Discovered for the First Time Shows the Species was Complex , The first piece of art by Neanderthals discovered in a cave seems to prove the species' capacity for complex symbolism and abstract expressions. A study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, discusses the art which adds another dimension to a species known to bury their dead, adorn themselves with jewels and eat a varied diet, reports Reuters. The art discovered in ...
Cave markings 'bring Neanderthals closer to us' , Markings dating back 40,000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought, researchers say. They reached their conclusions after the discovery of engravings deep in Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar -- the first Neanderthal cave etchings found anywhere in the world. Archaeologists are refusing to go that far, but they say, it shows Neanderthals -- contrary to ...
Were Neanderthals artists? , Study of engravings in Gibraltar cave could be final nail in coffin of hypothesis that Neanderthals were cognitively inferior to modern humans