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65000 year old Neanderthal cave art with Genevieve von Petzinger
Tuesday 27 February 2018

Paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger talks about the exciting new discovery of 65,000-year-old Neanderthal cave art in Europe.

PALEO VLOG 02.22.2018 from Dillon von Petzinger on Vimeo.

She explains how the dating was done and why this study could be the discovery of the decade.

65000 year old Neanderthal cave art with Genevieve von Petzinger

The ladder-shaped painting on this wall in the La Pasiega cave in Spain is older than 64,000 years. Scientists believe it was made by Neanderthals. Image: P. Saura.

In three caves across Spain, researchers have found more than a dozen examples of rock art paintings that are more than 65,000 years old.  

the ladder-like painting in the La Pasiega cave. Animals, visible in a rendering made by Breuil in 1913, right, are thought to have been added later by modern humans

The ladder-like painting in the La Pasiega cave. Animals, visible in a rendering made by Breuil in 1913, right, are thought to have been added later by modern humans. Image: C.D Standish, A.W.G. Pike and D.L. Hoffmann.

Coauthor João Zilhão, a University of Barcelona archaeologist, states that  Neanderthals were the cognitive equals of Homo sapiens.

Hand stencils in Maltravieso Cave in Spain dated to at least 66,000 years ago, made by a Neanderthal.

Hand stencils in the Maltravieso Cave in Spain dated to at least 66,000 years ago, believed to have been made by Neanderthals. Image: H. Collado.

If the results of the research hold up, the implications are that symbolic art may date back to the common ancestor of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals some 500,000 years ago.

Read more in Geometric Signs - A New Understanding by Genevieve von Petzinger:

http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/geometric_signs/index.php

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