News flash–prehistoric cave art in Indonesia

No pictures here but google ‘Indonesian cave art’ or go to the journal Nature for reports of cave art in an Indonesian cave from 40,000 years ago and very similar to what has been found in European caves of around that time.  To paraphrase one scientist, given the ubiquity of an artistic impulse in humans, the wonder is not that we have found these images but that it has taken so long to find them.  Silhouettes of hands and paintings of animals using similar pigments, e.g., red ocher (very popular with our ancestors), were found there just as in the caves of Spain and France.  Thank you, artists everywhere, them and us.

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