Oldest evidence of artistic creativity in humans?

by Ajay Rajaram

This is rather old now (the article I mean: obviously the paintings it talks about are a little more than “rather” old), but I think it’s an interesting historical piece of trivia anyway. It’s an article describing (not in any great detail) what could be the oldest discovered evidence of humans painting. What is most interesting about these paintings is that they are neandrethal paintings: neandrethals were believed to be lacking in any sort of artistic creativity, and supports the growing view that these ancient humans were in fact quite creative.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21458-first-neanderthal-cave-paintings-discovered-in-spain.html

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