Autistic Trait In Early Humans Linked To Ice Age Art Revolution

A team of archeologists and autism experts concludes that an autistic trait among early humans help them create the first realism art during the Ice Age.

The ancestors’ ability to focus on detail, a common trait attributed to people with autism today, had what helped them pioneered the flourish of realism in Europe some 30,000 years ago.

Researchers at the University of York argued against a previous theory that early humans consumed drugs similar to LSD to draw their ancient paintings with remarkable details.

Instead, the experts, led by Penny Spikins from the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, asserted that the trait linked to autism had what aided the ancestors to create the realistic arts found on the walls of caves across Europe.

Ultimately, their conclusion added to scientifically established proofs that people with autistic traits contributed greatly to the evolution of humans.


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