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Photos: Ancient Cave Painting Mystery Solved by DNA

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bison hybrid cave paintings

(Image credit: Julien Soubrier)

A reproduction of what is likely a modern European bison dating to about 17,000 years ago from the Pergouset Cave in France. This modern bison is the descendant of the hybrid creature. [Read the Full Story About the Hybrid Bison]

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As an associate editor for Live Science, Laura Geggel covers general science, including the environment, archaeology and amazing animals. She has written for The New York Times, Scholastic, Popular Science and Spectrum, a site covering autism research. Laura grew up in Seattle and studied English literature and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis before completing her graduate degree in science writing at NYU. When not writing, you'll find Laura playing Ultimate Frisbee.