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Ancient Cave Art Full of Teenage Graffiti

by Pat Coate | February 17, 2006
"They painted what was on their minds."
- Dale Guthrie, University of Alaska Fairbanks paleobiologist

"These were not the type of paintings that make it into the coffee table art books."
- Dale Guthrie, University of Alaska Fairbanks paleobiologist

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - Many art historians and anthropologists believe Paleolithic cave wall art was done by accomplished shaman-artists, but mixed in with the finer paintings are graffiti-like scenes of sex and hunting.

An analysis of thousands of paintings from the late Pleistocene epoch suggests the graffiti artists back then were likely the same as today' teenage males.

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