How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art | EurekAlert! Science News

Around 30,000 years ago realistic art suddenly flourished in Europe. Extremely accurate depictions of bears, bison, horses and lions decorate the walls of Ice Age archaeological sites such as Chauvet Cave in southern France.The authors of a new study argue that individuals with ‘detail focus,’ a trait linked to autism, kicked off an artistic movement that led to the proliferation of realistic cave drawings across Europe.

Source: How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art | EurekAlert! Science News

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