44,000-year-old cave art in Indonesia is ‘world’s oldest’
Posted on : 18 Dec 2019Views: 120
- The findings were presented in the journal Nature by archaeologists from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.
- The painting has been discovered in a cave called Leang Bulu’Sipong 4 in the south of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It has been found to be 44,000 years old.
- The panel is almost five metres wide and appears to show a type of buffalo called an anoa, plus wild pigs found on Sulawesi.
- Alongside them are smaller figures that look human - but also have animal features such as tails and snouts.
- The Sulawesi drawings could also be the oldest animal drawing ever found.
- Cave painting was assumed to have originated in Europe, but these Indonesian paintings are thousands of years older.
- The art appears to show a buffalo being hunted by part-human, part-animal creatures holding spears and possibly ropes.
- Last year, a cave painting in Borneo - thought to be the oldest of an animal - was found to be at least 40,000 years old.
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