`First cave painters may have been mostly women`
Washington: An American archaeological anthropologist has said that measurements of ancient cave handprints suggest that the majority of the artists may have been women.
According to National Geographic, Dean Snow, an emeritus professor of anthropology at Penn State University, has spent a decade gathering data on cave paintings ranging from 20,000 to 40,000 years old.
Snow`s report says that 75 percent of the cave handprints included in the paper were left by females.
Snow said that the men doing most of the hunting did not mean that they handled the animals, asserting that it was mostly women who hauled the meat back to camp.
The research has been published in the journal American Antiquity.
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