Fascinating research by Jess Cooney, a Cambridge archaeologist, has uncovered evidence that cave art in the form of "finger flutings" were made by children as young as 3 years old.
Within the 8km cave system in Rouffignac, France, and amongst stunning drawings of mammoths, rhinoceros and horses, these symbolic images were created 13,000 years ago by dragging fingers across the soft walls and ceilings. The research reveals that some of the flutings they studied were made by a
three-year-old child, with the most prolific young artist being a girl of
You can watch a video of Jess Cooney describing her discoveries here.