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Did other classes of Homonoids create sculptures, or is it something only sapients did?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Only sapiens. Both H erectus and Neanderthals used the same crude stone tools. Almost everywhere, whether Asia, Africa or Europe, before 50,000 years ago all the stone tools are much alike and unsophisticated.  The invaders to Europe and Asia, commonly referred to as the Cro-Magnons, left many sophisticated stone tools, carved and engraved pieces on bone, ivory and antler, cave paintings and Venus figurines.

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  • larry1
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    2 months ago

    Only Homo Sapiens Neandertals (very primitive) and Homo Sapiens Sapiens.

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  • 2 months ago

    The short answer is that we don't know.

    Only a tiny number of prehistoric sculptures have ever been discovered - and none of them were signed.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Plenty of evidence of hominids creating stone tools and shaping stone maybe some of these items had some kind of ritual use (which might place them in the area of sculpture). If they made monuments, like a cairn or similar, then there is no evidence of that remaining (as you might expect). The oldest figurative sculpture is 40,000 years old.

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    • Lv 4
      2 months agoReport

      .. and there have been decorative carvings on tools, & bones nothaving other modifications found, so that might count, and also some cave paintings and mounds of stones, some above carefully placed remains which might also count

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