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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Underground Art: Women Artists in Ancient Europe

Archeologists say the hand stencils created by ancient Europeans were mostly artworks imprinted by female members of prehistoric societies.

Measuring and analyzing the hand stencils surrounding the famous 'Spotted Horses' mural in France's 25,000-year-old Pech Merle cave, Pennsylvania State University archaeologists found that most of them belonged to females.

"Even a superficial examination of published photos suggested to me that there were lots of female hands there," National Geographic quoted archaeologist Dean Snow as saying.

link: Study finds that prehistoric cave artists were women -- Signs of the Times News


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