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Women Were Likely Responsible For Majority Of Ancient Cave Handprints
2013-10-16 04:56:04

[ Watch the Video: Hands On Cave Walls Were Mostly Female ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using a technique that can tell the gender of the person who left handprints on a cave wall based on various hand measurements, a Penn State anthropologist has discovered that the majority of these markings were made by women. Experts had long believed that these cave handprints, whether they were actually paint-dipped prints or stenciled, were made by men because the...


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