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Neanderthal "art" confirmed

Postby BadgerJelly on February 23rd, 2018, 3:32 am 

Case closed: Oldest known cave art proves Neanderthals were just as sophisticated as humans

In a paper published Thursday in Science, an international team of archaeologists shows that each of the three paintings was executed at least 64,000 years ago - more than 20,000 years before the first modern humans arrived in Europe.

"This work confirms that Neanderthals were indeed using cave walls for depicting drawings that had meaning for them," said Marie Soressi, an archaeologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands who was not involved in the study. "It also means that our own group, the one we call anatomically modern humans, is maybe not so special."
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Re: Neanderthal "art" confirmed

Postby wolfhnd on February 23rd, 2018, 4:42 pm 

Pretty important if it is true. Anthropocentrism has always been of concern to me.

Re: Neanderthal "art" confirmed

Postby Watson on February 23rd, 2018, 8:53 pm 

I've always felt there was something primal about artist expression, from an urge to doodle or more elaborate doodle drawings. I think it would have been more of a neanderthal metal urge than a deliberate expression of a messages. Cave doodles.
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