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]

Laura Geggel

Laura is the archaeology and Life's Little Mysteries editor at Live Science. She also reports on general science, including paleontology. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scholastic, Popular Science and Spectrum, a site on autism research. She has won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for her reporting at a weekly newspaper near Seattle. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in science writing from NYU.