I never assumed only cavemen created art on the walls of their homes, but apparently some people did. Now a new study shows that women made cave paintings too.
After re-analysing the hand stencils inside the Pech Marle and Gargas caves in France, Professor Dean Snow from Pennsylvania State University said that ‘even a superficial examination of published photos suggested to me that there were lots of female hands there’.
Male hands are clearly larger in size, however smaller prints could have been made by adult females or younger males or females. Professor Snow used digit ratios to try and determine who made the smaller prints.
‘The very long ring finger… is a dead giveaway for male hands. A long index finger and a short pinky is very feminine,’ he told National Geographic.