Scientists Discover The World's Oldest Hand Stencil, And A Big Theory About Art Goes 'Poof'

October 9, 2014 3:25 PM

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Scientists Discover The World's Oldest Hand Stencil, And A Big Theory About Art Goes 'Poof'

When scientists discovered beautiful hand stencils painted on the walls of an Indonesian cave back in the 1950s, they thought the artwork was about 10,000 years old.

“It allows us to move away from the view that Europe was special,” Maxime Aubert, an archaeologist at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia and the leader of the team that did the analysis, told Nature News. “There was some idea that early Europeans were more aware of themselves and their sur...

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