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World's Oldest Art Reveals New Understanding of Human Cognition

Over the past decade, increasing evidence suggests artistic expression emerged much earlier in human evolution than scientists once thought, and it's reshaping our understanding of the cognitive abilities of archaic humans, such as Neanderthals and earlier hominins.

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World's Oldest Art Reveals New Understanding of Human Cognition
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    Did art exist before modern humans? New discoveries raise big questions.

    Did art exist before modern humans? New discoveries raise big questions.

    Scientists are finding ever-earlier examples of artistic expression in the archaeological record that reshape what we know about the cognitive …

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