Challenging Dogma? How Rude!


Were these incredible hand paintings, discovered in Cueva de las Manos in Santa Cruz, Argentina, the work of women?
Were these incredible hand paintings, discovered in Cueva de las Manos in Santa Cruz, Argentina, the work of women?

Earliest artists were women claim researchers as study of cave paintings reveal majority of prints were from female hands

  • New study reveals most ancient art may have been done by women
  • An archaeologist studied the art and ran them through programme
  • But some dispute the finding, which challenge archaeology dogma
Cave art paintings – long thought to have been made by male hunters to commemorate their kills – may actually have mostly been the work of women, according to a new study.

The findings will shake up the widely-believed archaeological theory that these ancient artists were mostly men recording their kills or engaging in some sort of magic ritual. Many feature game such as bison, reindeer, horses and woolly mammoths.

Archaeologist Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University began his study a decade ago after discovering the work of John Manning, a British biologist who had found that men and women’s fingers have different relative lengths.

Note from Ralphie: According to Rupert Murdoch this is hogswash! I’m sure.

 

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