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A 51,000 year-old carved bone is one of the world’s oldest works of art

NBC News

July 5, 2021

The toe bone of a prehistoric deer carved with lines by Neanderthals 51,000 years ago is one of the oldest works of art ever found, according to a study released Monday.

The discovery is further evidence that Neanderthals — Homo neanderthalensis — were capable of expressing symbolism through art — something once attributed only to our own species, Homo sapiens.

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