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New dates for Spanish rock art open up the possibility that Neanderthals were artists, but further evidence is required before we can be certain.

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  • 09 May 2018

    In the version of this News & Views originally published, the name Hoffmann was incorrectly spelt as Hoffman in two instances. This has been corrected.

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  1. Rock Art Research Institute, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

    • David G. Pearce
    •  & Adelphine Bonneau
  2. Archaeology Laboratories, Archaeometry Research Group and CELAT, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

    • Adelphine Bonneau

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