News: Cave Paintings in Indonesia Redraw Picture of Earliest Art

9 Oct

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Great timing! Here is a story that Mrs. Hall and Mr. Hoover shared with me. According to this National Geographic article, a “hand painted in an Indonesian cave dates to at least 39,900 years ago, making it among the oldest such images in the world, archaeologists reported Wednesday in a study that rewrites the history of art.The discovery on the island of Sulawesi vastly expands the geography of the first cave artists, who were long thought to have appeared in prehistoric Europe around that time.  This BBC article features a short video on the caves. Click on the map below to enlarge, and you will see where Sulawesi is located in Indonesia.

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2 Responses to “News: Cave Paintings in Indonesia Redraw Picture of Earliest Art”

  1. Mutsumi Furuhashi ꉂꉂ ( ˆᴗˆ ) October 9, 2014 at 5:55 am #

    I want to see it when I go to Bali during the winter break. I think that will be so good for the world because they found out when they move they take the art work too.


    • Mr. Martin October 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

      Sulawesi is a fair distance from Bali just to let you know. :>)


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