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An etching of a mammoth, called the Patriarch besides finger flutings by women.

An etching of a mammoth, called the Patriarch besides finger flutings by women.

“Most scholars have assumed that all prehistoric artists were male, but new evidence suggests women and even young girls produced at least some cave drawings, according to a study in the latest Oxford Journal of Archaeology…”

Read the rest of the article on Discovery.com by Jennifer Viegas:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/slideshows/women-cave-art.html

Did you make the assumption that Paleolithic (and perhaps all ancient) art was made by males? I did, and I wonder now whether my assumption was made for me by male historians, and by the lingering prejudice of this culture, truly as they say, “Anonymous was a woman.”

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