Yet another example of things being faster; smaller; longer; older; larger than originally thought.

In the late 1990s, archeologist Francois Rouzaud used carbon dating to estimate a chamber in the Bruniquel Cave in France to be around 47,000 years old. This was news because it meant that the cave sculpture was older than the oldest known cave art, and more importantly it meant that the chances it was created by Neanderthals as opposed to Homo sapiens was very high. This would be, arguably, the most powerful evidence at the time that Neanderthals were much more sophisticated than had been previously believed.

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