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60,000-Year-Old Cave Art in Spain was Made by Neanderthals–10 Things You Need to Know Close-up views of the coloured stalagmite tower. We now know that this cave art in Spain was painted by Neanderthals around 60,000 years ago. Credit: Africa Marti et al. / Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2021

60,000-Year-Old Cave Art in Spain was Made by Neanderthals–10 Things You Need to Know

Scientists have discovered in the Spanish cave of Ardales drawings left by Neanderthals between 45 and 65 thousand years ago. Chemical analysis showed that the cave art in Spain was of man-made origin, and archaic people brought ocher from outside the monument. Apparently, karst formations played a symbolic role among some groups of Neanderthals. 

King Tut’s Mask May Not Have Been His–10 Things You Need to Know Was King Tut's mask really made for him? Credit: Wikimedia Commons

King Tut’s Mask May Not Have Been His–10 Things You Need to Know

British professor-egyptologists Joanne Fletcher has put forward a brand new hypothesis about the origin of the famous golden mask of Tutankhamun. She included the theory in her new book “Valley of the Kings: The Golden Age of Egypt”. Despite a number of well-founded arguments, Egyptian scientists were quick to refute the bold assumption.

Researchers Find Earliest Fossil Record of Animal Life on Earth –10 Things You Should Know A photograph of the vicinity of the site where the alleged 890 -million-year-old sponge fossil record was found. Credit: Elizabeth Turner, Laurentian University

Researchers Find Earliest Fossil Record of Animal Life on Earth –10 Things You Should Know

Elizabeth Turner, a Canadian geologist at the University of Laurentia, released a study describing the earliest fossil record on Earth, dating back 890 million years. The discovery could make a real sensation, as it shifts the history of the emergence of animals on Earth by about 350 million years.