Did other classes of Homonoids create sculptures, or is it something only sapients did?
- Gray BoldLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
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.
- larry1Lv 62 months ago
Only Homo Sapiens Neandertals (very primitive) and Homo Sapiens Sapiens.
- 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.
- Anonymous2 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.