Forensic technique reveals sex of prehistoric hand stencil artists
Prehistoric ancestors creating human hand stencils in caves 40,000 years ago can now be identified as male or female with more than 90% accuracy.

Techniques used in modern forensics were applied to the stencils – found frequently alongside Palaeolithic cave art at sites around the world – as part of a collaborative research project between biologists, anthropologists and archaeologists at the University of Liverpool, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa.

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