Prehistoric Female artists responsible for majority of cave paintings

Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Admin



A new study suggests that most of the earliest-known cave paintings were created by female artists.

Lead researcher Dean Snow analyzed the historical handprint records, which included the hand stencils cave art found in several caves in France and Spain, to determine the sexual identities of the prehistoric cave artists.

Snow identified four hand stencils as female hands, according to the research paper titled, Determining the Sexual Identities of Prehistoric Cave Artists using Digitized Handprints.

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Story: Sanskrity Sinha, International Business Times | Photo: Dean Snow/Pennsylvania State University

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One Response to Prehistoric Female artists responsible for majority of cave paintings

  1. this will definitely make feminists happy as males have always been the presumed artists of the cave paintings by many.

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