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Stone Age Art Caves May Have Been Concert Halls - UPDATES

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« on: July 01, 2009, 11:38:05 am »








In France's Gargas cave, a late Paleolithic left-hand stencil glows green from a night vision camera. Archaeologist Dean Snow concluded the hand was female.

"We don't know what the roles of artists were in Upper Paleolithic society [roughly 40,000 to 20,000 years ago] generally," he said. "But it's a step forward to be able to say that a strong majority of them were women."

Snow's research was limited to Europe, but he hopes others will do similar studies at prehistoric sites elsewhere.



(Also see: pictures of hand stencils through time.)

—Photograph courtesy
   Dean Snow



http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/photogalleries/cave-handprints-actually-women-missions-pictures/index.html
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