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Cave paintings could be more than just art.

Archaeologists figured out that some of the world’s oldest cave drawings don’t just depict animals — they’re constellations of...

Prehistoric cave paintings in Europe depict star constellations, according to a recent study, and were used to track significant astronomical events.
The ladder shape composed of red horizontal and vertical lines (centre left) dates to older than 64,000 years and was made by Neanderthals.

Scientists have pinpointed when the first cave paintings were made — and it means Neanderthals were more advanced than they thought

Long before "modern" humans reached Europe, our Neanderthal cousins were creating cultural objects and painting animals in caves in Spain.