The discovery of cave paintings 39,900 Year-Old Sulawesi - Indonesia and be Oldest In The World

Painting Findings in 39,900 year-old Indonesian Sulawesi, Oldest In The World
One more new discoveries in Indonesia, a patterned paintings and hand stencils of animals found in the caves of Sulawesi. Hand stencils estimated 39,900 year old cave paintings and patterned babirusa 35,400-year-old female, both found in the cave Leang Timpuseng. According to a team of scientists led by Dr. Anthony Dosseto of the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, the possibility of this image was painted between 17,400 to 39,900 years ago.




Cave paintings found in Sulawesi show that ancient man made ​​at the same time the ancient Europeans. According to Dr. Dosseto, Europeans can not claim that they were among the first history in developing abstract painting. At least they also have to examine the findings of cave paintings in Sulawesi, Indonesia early residents. The results of this study were published in the October 2014 issue of Nature.

Painting in limestone caves near Maros, South Sulawesi, has been studied extensively among historians of Indonesia since the first discovery in 1950 of human hand stencils made ​​of pigments wet and naturalistic painting in the form of Sulawesi mammals, including Anoa, Celebes (Sus celebensis) and babirusa (Babyrousa sp). 


Dr. Dosseto and his colleagues from Indonesia and Australia have discovered 12 hand stencils and two pictures of animals in the cave that was seven Sulawesi. After undergoing radiocarbon testing, archaeologists believe that the cave paintings Sulawesi over 40,000 years old, and is regarded as relics of early human history in cave paintings in the world. Cave paintings first appeared in Europe an estimated age of 41,000 years, is regarded as the oldest form of painting a red disc on the wall of the cave of El Castillo, Spain.
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