Lizards or Leprechauns?

One of the more popular pastimes during the Ice Age was to paint on the walls of caves. Cave paintings of assorted animals are justly famous for their high artistic quality.

Folks back then also liked to make stencils of their hands. Thousands of ’em. Maybe it was a kind of signature.

A Prehistoric Mystery

Which brings us to the little tiny hands, smaller than a baby’s, stenciled on the walls of several caves in the Sahara Desert–which wasn’t a desert then, and the Ice Age didn’t reach that far south.

Scientists are puzzled. Whose hands could those be? Why take any trouble to stencil lizard-hands?

Gnomes, leprechauns, brownies–take your choice. You might be right.

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