The earliest modern humans that arrived in Western Europe are estimated to have migrated there from Africa about 45,000 years ago. And while they were already making tools and using fire, they were also making art.
In a paper published this week in the journal Quaternary International, an international team of anthropologists describe a limestone slab found in a collapsed rock shelter in the Vézère Valley of southwest France that dates back 38,000 years. Abri Blanchard, the site where the slab was found, has previously yielded other precious findings that have shed light on the nature of life in the Aurignacian period, which was from about 43,000 to 33,000 years ago. Read More via Yahoo.