'A very fundamental question': Is this the world's oldest example of art?

'A very fundamental question': Is this the world's oldest example of art?

FOLLOW ON Advertisement A 3D scan shows what is possibly the world's oldest artwork. A series of hand and footprints created by children more than 100,000 years ago in Tibet. (Credit: David D. Zhang) TORONTO -- Famous cave art in France, Indonesia and Spain has long been thought to be the oldest of its kind, but a new study sheds light on Tibetan parietal art that is four times older and may have been created by children. An international team of researchers came together to determine if the hand and footprints discovered on the Tibetan Plateau were indeed art. To decide if the sequence of hand and footprints were art, the researchers had to first figure out how these prints got there. The series of five handprints and five footprints, …
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