Archaeologist Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University analyzed hand stencils found in eight cave sites in France and Spain. By comparing the relative lengths of certain fingers, Snow determined that three-quarters of the handprints were female.
"There has been a male bias in the literature for a long time," said Snow, whose research was supported by the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration. "People have made a lot of unwarranted assumptions about who made these things, and why."
Archaeologists have found hundreds of hand stencils on cave walls across the world. Because many of these early paintings also showcase game animals—bison, reindeer, horses, woolly mammoths—many researchers have proposed that they were made by male hunters, perhaps to chronicle their kills or as some kind of "hunting magic" to improve success of an upcoming hunt. The new study suggests otherwise. ..."
- Dream-SpeakDream-Speak.com, 2012 - presentI self publish my work in artist book collections called Dream-Speak. I also publish on a nearly daily basis within the Dream-Speak web-site to a wonderful group of paid subscribers.
- The Potting ShedOwner, 2007 - 2010I Managed an outdoor container gardening nursery. We sold pottery, seasonal color, perennials, herbs, succulents, soil, etc... and we held gardening seminars.
"Innocence is the purest form of faith." nicole~
I’m a self-published prose writer, photographer, gardener, a girlfriend, and a beauty seeker...
I publish my writing and photography nearly everyday in a paid subscription blog called, The Nikki. I collect my stories, poetry and photos and publish them in Artist Journals called 'Dream-Speak'….
Nikki is Japanese for diary and Dream-Speak is the inner and outer language I've learned to trust; bird signs, animal speak, the wind in the seed...
I’m certain of a few things today; there is meaning when we let go of the need to define, and life is a paradox that fits sweetly in the palm of your hand.
The gate opens at sunrise… pages will yellow in moonlight.
Dream-Speak.com (the nikki is the blog within this site available through a membership)
My Published Journals (my hpmagcloud page)
My Photography (society6)
NicoleTilde.com (my landing page)
My Facebook Page (this is where I hang out online most)
- Gwinnett Technical CollegeHorticulture, 2001 - 2005
- Rockdale County High School1991
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