I caught a portion of “On Being” regarding the topic of “Unfolding Language” on the car radio on WAMU (Washington, D.C.) this morning (January 6, 2013) and heard Professor Jean Berko Gleason mention the ancient cave painting in France of a horse. Her reference to the artist as “she” and “her” was of particular interest. I’m sure this must be the same cave painting that I first saw several years ago in my college art history book. I found this new information on the painting to be fascinating. Did Professor Gleason happen to mention how, when, and by whom the determination of the artist’s gender was finally made after all these millennia? (Or perhaps one of your listeners may know the answer?) Thank you.
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