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Was the Spotted Horse an Imaginary Creature?

"About 25,000 years ago, humans began painting a curious creature on the walls of European caves. Among the rhinos, wild cattle, and other animals, they sketched a white horse with black spots. Although such horses are popular breeds today, scientists didn't think they existed before humans domesticated the species about 5000 years ago. Now, a new study of prehistoric horse DNA concludes that spotted horses did indeed roam ancient Europe, suggesting that early artists may have been reproducing what they saw rather than creating imaginary creatures......"
thelonious Posted by thelonious
8th November 2011ce

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There's a couple of photos here..... yes I know it's that paper but a beautiful picture of a real 'spotted horse'
moss Posted by moss
9th November 2011ce
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