Neanderthals: The Oldest Cave Painters?

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.

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Alistair Pike

Alistair Pike is a Reader in Archaeological Sciences for the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol. He is based in Bristol, England.