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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:43 PM

Earliest known cave art by modern humans found in Indonesia

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/dec/11/earliest-known-cave-art-by-modern-humans-found-in-indonesia

Cave art depicting human-animal hybrid figures hunting warty pigs and dwarf buffaloes has been dated to nearly 44,000 years old, making it the earliest known cave art by our species.

The artwork in Indonesia is nearly twice as old as any previous hunting scene and provides unprecedented insights into the earliest storytelling and the emergence of modern human cognition.

Previously, images of this level of sophistication dated to about 20,000 years ago, with the oldest cave paintings believed to be more basic creations such as handprints.

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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:46 PM

1. Kicking

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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:50 PM

2. The dwarf buffalo species pictured still inhabits forests on the island

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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:51 PM

3. :) In a well-explored cave system, imagine being the

first person to check out what might be through that little hole. Wow, wow, wow!

“The most fascinating aspect is it has all the key elements of modern human cognition,” said Prof Maxime Aubert, an archaeologist at Australia’s Griffith University. “Hand stencils, a narrative scene, human-like figures that were conceived of something that doesn’t really exist in the real world. Everything is there by 44,000 years ago.”

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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 02:17 PM

4. kick

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