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An early of humans who lived between 120,000 and 35,000 years were not as good at drawing as early humans. The species is called Neanderthal man. They became tens of thousands of years ago. They had large and made complex tools to hunt, but they showed the ability to draw recognizable images. This is unlike early modern humans who drew animals and other figures on and cave . Professor Richard Coss, an expert on pre-historic drawings, studied ancient photos and video film of early . He studied charcoal drawings and engravings of animals made by human artists from 28,000 to 32,000 years ago in France.

A professor said the in artistic skills could be because of the they hunted. Neanderthal man hunted tamer animals that were to kill. However, early modern humans hunted more animals. This needed better hand-eye . Professor Coss said: "Neanderthals could mentally visualize seen animals from working memory, but they were unable to translate those images effectively into the coordinated hand-movement required for drawing." Professor Coss said early modern humans used drawings to plan and to focus on and discuss which parts of an animal's to target.

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