Stone-age toddlers had art lessons, study says

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The Guardian
September 2011
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A gallery in France&rsquo;s Cave of a Hundred Mammoths seems to have been set aside as a place for palaeolithic children to practice finger fluting, or creating decorations in soft clay with their fingers. &ldquo;It shows collaboration between children and adults, and adults encouraging children to make these marks. This was a communal activity,&rdquo; said Jessica Cooney of Cambridge University.&nbsp;</p>