The world's oldest known cave art was crafted by Neanderthals more than 20,000 years before modern humans arrived in Europe, showing that our extinct cousins were capable of symbolic thinking just like us, international researchers said Thursday. The report in the journal Science is based on new technology that reveals the most accurate age yet of ancient cave paintings at three different archeological sites in Spain.
A Przewalski mare with her foal at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie, Scotland, in 2013. It turns out that Przewalski's horses are actually feral descendants of the first horses that humans are known to have domesticated, around 5,500 years ago.
The Kaimanawa Wall, in Lake Taupo, New Zealand, first came into the public eye after archaeologist Barry Brailsford raised questions some 38 years ago. He suggested an ancient civilisation known as the Waitaha built it, before the official settlers of New Zealand arrived around 1200AD.
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