Take Two for October 17, 2013

Were prehistoric cave paintings actually drawn by women?


A cave painting from Lascaux, France

Academics have long agreed that the detailed paintings of epic hunts and battles found on the inside of caves were mostly created by men. But a new analysis of the hand prints found on the paintings is raising some questions about the gender of the artists.

Dean Snow, a Penn State archaeologist, suggests that ancient cave painting was actually a woman's job.

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