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Research Article

Cavemen Were Better at Depicting Quadruped Walking than Modern Artists: Erroneous Walking Illustrations in the Fine Arts from Prehistory to Today

  • Gabor Horvath mail,

    gh@arago.elte.hu

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Physics, Physical Institute, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Etelka Farkas,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Physics, Physical Institute, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Ildiko Boncz,

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Physics, Physical Institute, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary, Department of Physics, Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Savaria Campus University of West Hungary, Szombathely, Hungary

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  • Miklos Blaho,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Physics, Physical Institute, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Gyorgy Kriska

    Affiliation: Group for Methodology in Biology Teaching, Biological Institute, Eotvos University Budapest, Hungary

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  • Published: December 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049786

About the Authors

Gabor Horvath, Etelka Farkas, Ildiko Boncz, Miklos Blaho
Department of Biological Physics, Physical Institute, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
Ildiko Boncz
Department of Physics, Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Savaria Campus University of West Hungary, Szombathely, Hungary
Gyorgy Kriska
Group for Methodology in Biology Teaching, Biological Institute, Eotvos University Budapest, Hungary

Corresponding Author

Email: gh@arago.elte.hu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GH. Performed the experiments: GH EF. Analyzed the data: GH EF MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GH EF IB GK. Wrote the paper: GH EF.