Indonesian Cave Paintings are 40,000 Years Old

Indonesian Cave Paintings are 40,000 Years Old

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Tara Bellucci
Oct 9, 2014
(Image credit: Kinez Riza via Nature)

A group of cave paintings discovered in Indonesia have been dated, and are now some of the world's oldest art. The silhouette of a hand is about 40,000 years old, approximately as old as cave drawings found in both France and Spain, suggesting humans developed abstract cognitive abilities around the same time.

World’s Oldest Artwork Discovered in Indonesia | Artnet

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