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Indonesian island found to be unusually rich in cave paintings
phys.org ^

Posted on 12/18/2017 5:13:55 AM PST by BenLurkin

The team uncovered a total of 28 rock art sites dating from at least 2,500 years ago on the island of Kisar which measures just 81 square kilometres and lies north of Timor-Leste.

Lead archaeologist, Distinguished Professor Sue O'Connor from the School of Culture, History and Language, said the paintings help tell the story of the region's history of trade and culture.

"Archeologically, no one has ever explored this small island before," Professor O'Connor said.

"These Indonesian islands were the heart of the spice trade going back for thousands of years.

"The paintings we found depict boats, dogs, horses and people often holding what look like shields.

"Other scenes show people playing drums perhaps performing ceremonies."

Professor O'Connor said the discovery pointed to a stronger shared history with the neighbouring island of Timor than had previously been known.

"The Kisar paintings include images which are remarkably similar to those in the east end of Timor-Leste," she said.

"A distinctive feature of the art in both islands is the exceptionally small size of the human and animal figures, most being less than 10 centimetres.

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: ancientnavigation; cavepaintings; godsgravesglyphs; indonesia; navigation
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1 posted on 12/18/2017 5:13:55 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

gnip


2 posted on 12/18/2017 5:14:24 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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3 posted on 12/18/2017 5:16:01 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like UFO to me.


4 posted on 12/18/2017 5:18:59 AM PST by I got the rope
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To: I got the rope

It’s kinda like, “Hey everybody ,come in here and draw what we saw last night.”


5 posted on 12/18/2017 5:21:16 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

It really does look like they are beating a drum.


6 posted on 12/18/2017 5:22:12 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

7 posted on 12/18/2017 5:25:27 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hobbit people - they were small, but these are even smaller ... pixie people?


8 posted on 12/18/2017 5:27:00 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Beowulf9
Many islands possess cave paintings, but this island is unusually rich with them.
9 posted on 12/18/2017 5:27:45 AM PST by T-Bone Texan
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To: PIF

“Odd Encounters with the Mysterious Little People of Alaska”

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/12/odd-encounters-with-the-mysterious-little-people-of-alaska/


10 posted on 12/18/2017 5:28:48 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: T-Bone Texan
Many islands possess cave paintings, but this island is unusually rich with them.

Well, then... it's high time they redistributed. The islands poor in paintings deserve to have some of the paintings the rich islands now possess.

11 posted on 12/18/2017 5:40:15 AM PST by Migraine ((A smartass who is right can be downright funny. A smartass who is wrong is just a smartass.))
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3021547/Is-hillside-hiding-world-s-oldest-pyramid-Ancient-structure-Indonesia-20-000-years-old.html


12 posted on 12/18/2017 5:41:13 AM PST by I got the rope
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks, but
“Inukin are most often described as being between 1 to 3 feet in height” far too tall. Maybe there are even smaller peoples about (unless they just used their shapeshifting abilities to appear taller); these tiny rock paintings would seem to indicate that, unless, over the ages, they all got accidentally stepped on ...


13 posted on 12/18/2017 5:57:32 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: BenLurkin
Wonderful!

Daily Mail finally got around to the topic, too.
Incredible 2,500-year-old cave paintings of dogs, boats and shield-wielding warriors are discovered on a tiny Indonesian island


14 posted on 12/18/2017 7:36:39 AM PST by mairdie
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To: BenLurkin; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; pax_et_bonum; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...
Thanks BenLurkin.

15 posted on 12/18/2017 11:41:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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I got an error result screen, which happens from time to time, from “nginx” — in this case the ping message appears to have posted correctly, but some people may not have received it.

If I felt like an absurdity, I’d suggest to those who didn’t receive the ping message that they should let me know in a reply to this thread message. :^)


16 posted on 12/18/2017 11:45:08 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Before the fall when they wrote it on the wall
When there wasn’t even any Hollywood
They heard the call
And they wrote it on the wall
For you and me we understood

-Steely Dan (The Caves of Altamira)


17 posted on 12/18/2017 11:46:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

“”The paintings we found depict boats, dogs, horses and people”

Food delivery menu.


18 posted on 12/18/2017 11:53:05 AM PST by Rebelbase (The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.-- H.L. Mencken)
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To: BenLurkin

Why would a chicken processor have a yuge bass drum on a football field?


19 posted on 12/18/2017 11:54:05 AM PST by Rebelbase (The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.-- H.L. Mencken)
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To: dfwgator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwOzwFUjg5U


20 posted on 12/18/2017 12:00:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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