U-Th dating method gives precise age constraints for ancient cave art, giving us a better idea about our early beginnings #tiredoftrumptalk
Haters don’t think Neanderthals were capable of making abstract and symbolic art, but it WASN’T just transitional #smh #cavemenwerewokeaf
Neanderthals were makin dots & disks in La Pasiega, Maltravieso, and Ardales more than 20ka before the arrival of humans #therealrenaissance
Red painted hand stencils and patterns on cave walls in Spain have been U-Th dated to 64+ thousand years ago. #PrePicasso#FridgeFingerpaints
Modern humans didn’t arrive in Europe until 20 thousand years later, suggesting that Neanderthals created these artworks.#CavemanHighCulture
Neanderthal authorship of symbolic art shows a history of premeditated creation & proves that that humans weren’t the 1st artistic species.
Thought art was only for Homo Sapiens? Uranium-thorium dating in Spain tells a different story #lookunderthesurface #howoldisthatpaint ??
Humans arrive in Iberia 45k yrs ago? Caves have ✋ ? 〰️ markings from 65k yrs ago… did Neanderthal fashion inspire art?? ??
This is proof of symbolic thinking and creativity in ?NOT? homo sapiens, were Neanderthals really so different from us?? ?
U-Th dating confirms Spanish cave paintings as oldest in the world, created by Neanderthals in Europe 20KYr before Homo sapiens #ArchaeoArt
65 KYr Neanderthal cave art ends debate that cultural modernity + symbolism seen only in early humans #culturedneanderthals #caughtredhanded
New U-Th dating of crusts on #paleopaintings in 3 Spanish caves gives high accuracy age ranges of cave art, methods for future studies
Socioecological systems verging on catastrophic regime shift show statistically detectable early warning signs of resiliency loss and pop. ⬇
Interactions between fast human demographic cycles from new agricultural techniques and slower ecological recovery cycles lead to collapse
Cyclical nature of neolithic humans may provide information on humans today and vice versa, allee effect and sunk costs can slow recovery
Modern Humans no longer the only #masterartists of the #symbolicart movement #deliberateart #noaccident #abstractsymbols #handprints #redpaint #linearmotifs
Neandertals= #PALEOPICASSOS. The proof was #paintedonthewalls in 3 cave sites in Spain. #plottwist to origin of human symbolism.
#NEWTECHNOLOGY #U-THDating d8 cave art 64.8 kya. Pred8s modern human arrival 2 Europe @ 25kya. #NeandertalArt #carboncrusts #DatingNotDestruction
U-Th dating shows accurate dates without damaging the artwork as it measures associated carbonates, not the art itself #MoversAnd Shakers #Technology
This technique has been used in 3️⃣ areas of ?? proving the artwork was created while the land was inhabited by Neanderthals.
Artwork was deliberately placed, proving Neanderthals had a ⬆ level of ? than previously believed #WOW
Archaeological evidence= hunter gathers in Near East became 1st ??? 13-11 cal ka. Lived in floodplains near ⚫️ ? to avoid drought.
Radiocarbon dating molluscs= 8350-8230 cal yr Laurentide ice sheet melts➡️ raises sea level 1.4m➡️ floods ⚫️? and moves palaeoshoreline
Modeling shows it displaced est. 145k???, ???move from flooding➡farming spreads NW throughout Europe ➡ Neolithic in Europe #abruptexpansion
?? ADVANCEMENTS ARE CRAZYYY! NOW WE CAN USE U-Th DATING ON CARBONATE PRECIPITATES AND ITS #ChangingTheGame.
La Pasiega: Minimum age 64.8 Kya
Maltravieso : minimum age 66.7 Kya
Ardales: minimum age 65.5 Kya
Modern Humans in Europe: 45-40 Kya
This shines ? on??arguments that Neanderthals were copying modern humans in Châtelperronian?❌ #ProofIsInThePudding #MindBlown #Evolution
The transition from human ?♂️ to Neolithic ?? ?? was expedited by the Laurentide ❄ Sheet collapse between 8740 and 8160 years ago
To determine the ? level , ☠ mollusks on the continental shelf within the ⚫ ? were compared to ☠ mollusks above the shoreline
Post rise of the ⚫? (8.3-8.2 cal ka BP), ??? expansion spiked from ➡ ?? to ⬅ ??, and ⛈? change had minor effect on ??? expansion