Neanderthals: The Oldest Cave Painters?

Jun 15, 2012
Originally published on June 15, 2012 1:37 pm

Reporting in Science, researchers write that a red disk painted in Spain's El Castillo cave is at least 40,800 years old--making it the oldest known European cave art. Archaeologist Alistair Pike discusses how his team dated the disk, and whether Neanderthals could have painted it.