Saturday, November 12, 2011

Can You Spot the Horse?

A recent article on the BBC website in the Science and Environment area of their News section discussed recent findings regarding how ancient cave art depicting spotted horses has helped steer scientists to look closely at DNA of ancient horses.  Past research had shown only brown and black colored horse coats but more recently they have discovered that dappled horses may have also been fairly common, as cave artistry might suggest.  Read more here!

2 comments:

Richard A. Hunt said...

I've always found it rather arrogant for modern men to assume that we're more smarter that ancient men. ;)

MarkCMG said...

From my understanding, brain capacity hasn't actually changed in the last 10,000 years. Give them some modern art supplies via a time machine and . . . Well, if you've got a time machine I suppose you'd have other things to do. :D