38,000-Year-Old Cave Art Found On Limestone Slab In French Cave Sheds Light On Early Human Life

The earliest modern humans that arrived in Western Europe are estimated to have migrated there from Africa about 45,000 years ago. And while they were already making tools and using fire, they were also making art. The Stadel lion-man sculpture — found in Germany and dated to between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago — and the 40,800-year-old red disk from a cave in El Castillo, Spain, are among the oldest expressions of art found in Europe. These two may have some company now in the ancient...

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