Ice Age Art

Why 'Race' Is Fiction

Bonnie Greer | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

We know this: that all art is the product of the modern human brain with its beginnings, over 100,000 years ago, in Africa. There, our species Homo sapiens sapiens evolved before spreading out around the globe to become the most successful animal ever. Those who migrated to the icy lands of Europe encountered Neanderthal people who, having evolved there over such a long period, had probably developed fair skin. The dark skinned, fully modern migrants who interbred with them produced the first figurative art in Europe. They themselves, in turn, gradually became fairer as they adapted to life at higher latitudes. Those are the facts. This is fiction: 'Race'.

Ice Age Art, Including World's Oldest Ceramic Figure, To Go On Show In UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | Home

Ancient works of Ice Age art are going on show in a new exhibition. Among the exhibits at the British Museum are a 23,000-year old mammoth ivory sc...