Women and Ancient Cave Art

Isn’t this fascinating? According to a recent discovery in Europe, women were much more involved in ancient cave art. In fact, Ancient cave paintings in the region were more often the handiwork of women as opposed to men.

“An anthropologist at Pennsylvania State University found that three quarters of hand stencils drawn on several caves in France and Spain belonged to women. Only around 10 percent were made by adult male hands, and the other 15 percent were done by adolescent males.”

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http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/16/women-had-major-handinancientcaveart.html