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J Man
10-25-2013, 04:38 PM
This researcher thinks that Upper Paleolithic cave artists were mostly women probably.

http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/science-paleolithic-cave-painters-europe-women-01467.html

lgmayka
10-25-2013, 08:32 PM
His argument is extremely weak, because--as he freely admits--sexual dimorphism is highly variable across times and populations:
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Sexual dimorphism was greater then than it is now.
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Without much stronger evidence, we simply have no idea of the size ratio between French women's hands and fingers vs. French teenage boys' hands and fingers 20,000 years ago.

J Man
10-25-2013, 08:37 PM
His argument is extremely weak, because--as he freely admits--sexual dimorphism is highly variable across times and populations:
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Sexual dimorphism was greater then than it is now.
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Without much stronger evidence, we simply have no idea of the size ratio between French women's hands and fingers vs. French teenage boys' hands and fingers 20,000 years ago.

True I suppose. I just found it interesting.

Baltimore1937
10-25-2013, 08:55 PM
Yeah, that figures. My sister is a successful artist, while I don't have artistic talent at all.