Pigment found on rocks in a Spanish cave was applied by humans 60,000 years ago using splattering and blowing techniques.
A 2013 study which analyzed the size of handprints accompanying animal drawings found that women were more likely to have made them.
It turns out that we Homo sapiens are not the only species to explore art and its abstractions.
Sure, the 14,000-year-old cave paintings recently found in Spain are impressive, with their romping bison and horses, but a far older ancient art mystery is being untangled in France.
Researchers have uncovered further evidence that human ancestors may have begun producing cave art earlier than previously thought. A