Student deciphers ‘cave art’: ‘Stone age art’ in Upper Franconian cave not an archaeological sensation after all

Student deciphers ‘cave art’: ‘Stone age art’ in Upper Franconian cave not an archaeological sensation after all

The Mäanderhöhle cave near Bamberg was previously regarded as an archaeological sensation. It was thought to contain some of the oldest cave art in Germany. However, a researcher has demonstrated that the markings discovered inside the cave in 2005 are not fertility symbols carved by humans as previously thought. In fact, these lines occurred as a result of natural processes, the archaeologist says.