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IN History & Culture ON 04 Mar, 2016
Archeologists have a testing work. Each day they should contemplate artifacts from the past and utilize their observational skills to make a picture of an overlooked time and place. Yet, only one new reality or unexplained bit of information can smash their whole story. Today we reveal to you one of such kind of information.
Back in 2002, some amateurs had come across a mysterious cave in order to get some shelter from the scorching Sun.
The prints had first appeared to be belonging to humans, but then it was revealed otherwise.
The cave contained well over 5,000 ancient cave paintings.
But one of the walls left the archaeologists astounded.
Or what it seemed at first sight, they were hundreds of human hands. But, oddly enough that was not the case.
It was impossible that the smaller hands belonged to humans.
They said, that the prints "differ significantly in size, proportions and morphology from human hands" and that there was an "extremely low probability" that these belonged to the homo sapiens.
But, no we aren't talking about lizards. Scientists believe the artists actually used the severed foot of a monitor lizard or a Nile crocodile as a stencil to draw on the hands. It was easier than using their own hand.
Although this practice has been seen in the caves of Argentina.
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