Potential neanderthal artwork
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'Compelling evidence' for Neanderthal art found in cave

A grooved pattern found in a cave may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.

The engraving, which bears a passing resemblance to the grid for a game of noughts and crosses, was uncovered at the back of a cave in Gibraltar.

Mounting evidence suggests we may have underestimated Neanderthal mental abilities.

But art, a high expression of abstract thought, was previously considered to be the exclusive preserve of our own species.

  • 01 Sep 2014
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