50,000-Years-Old Colored Pencil Found in Siberia

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The pre-historic artists were not Homo sapiens but Denisovans - a long-extinct branch of ancient man - or possibly Neanderthals, another vanished sub-species, believe scientists. The crayon was used to make reddish brown marks. It was found in a layer of the world famous Denisova Cave this summer.