Posts Tagged ‘Palaeolithic art’

The First Painters Were Cave Women

October 19, 2013

The First Painters Were Cave Women

Penn State Professor Dean R. Snow has discovered strong evidence that most early cave painters were women. Dr. Snow measured hand stencils artists traced on painted walls at cave sites in France and Spain and concluded that three-quarters of these were made by women and not men, as had been previously assumed.


“Were the First Artists Mostly Women?” Virginia Hughes, National Geographic News


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