Hoffmann et al. 2018

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.