This is said to be a 40,000-year-old cave painting seen on a white silica sandstone rock shelter depicting existence of human civilization is seen in Banda district 800 kilometers(500 miles) southeast of New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002. The painting shows hunting by cave men in Paleolithic age. These caves were discovered recently. (AP Photo/Shekhar Srivastava) Notice the horse with rider.
Indonesian cave art 'raises questions about early mankind': 40,000-year-old paintings are the oldest ever found in Asia
- Cave art dating back 40,000 years has been found in Sulawesi, Indonesia
- It includes animal drawings and hand stencils that were drawn onto limestone cave sites in the south west of the country
- Artwork is almost as old as those found in Europe
- This raises questions about early man and spread of art in prehistoric times
- The Indonesian art - which has been radiocarbon-dated to 40,000 years ago - was discovered by a team of Australian and Indonesian archaeologists
- World’s oldest cave art is in El Castillo cave, Spain, and is 40,800 years old
Cave paintings dating back almost 40,000 years have been discovered in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The artwork includes animal drawings and hand stencils, and each was drawn onto limestone cave sites in the south west of the country.The artwork is almost as old as those found in Europe, which experts claim raises questions about early mankind and how art developed globally in prehistoric times.