Neanderthals, not humans, were first artists, says study

Málaga province's Ardales cave is among three in Spain found to have paintings dating from 65,000 years ago, pre-dating modern humans

A researcher at the Ardales cave Photo EFE

NEANDERTHALS, and not modern humans, were the first artists, painting images on cave walls more than 65,000 years ago, according to an international scientific study carried out in part at the Ardales cave in inland Málaga province.

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