A view of Manot cave, a prehistoric site in northern Israel Ariel David

Europe’s Prehistoric Cave Painters Had Roots in the Middle East, Archaeologists Say

Dating of prehistoric layers in Manot Cave, northern Israel supports theory that early human culture developed in the Middle East more than 45,000 years ago before expanding to Europe

The early prehistoric culture that left us spectacular cave paintings, exquisite statuettes and expertly-crafted bone tools across western Europe does seem to have sprung from an earlier, similar human...

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