Skip to comments.This animal on a cave wall in Borneo is the oldest known figurative painting in the world
Posted on 11/07/2018 6:51:36 PM PST by Simon Green
IN limestone caves hidden deep in the jungle of Borneo, archaeologists have discovered the oldest known figurative drawing created by a human artist, dating back at least 40,000 years.
The ancient artwork is incomplete, but appears to depict a large mammal probably a type of wild cow with an oval-shaped body, thin legs and a spear sticking out of its rump.
To our knowledge, the large animal painting is the oldest figurative rock art in the world, the researchers wrote in a study describing the find published Wednesday in Nature.
The authors also note that the painting and others like it were made at roughly the same time period as animal figurines carved from mammoth tusks that were discovered in west-central Germany.
This suggests that humans on opposite ends of Eurasia began creating figurative art at about the same time, they said.
But who these ancient Bornean artists were, whether they had a relationship with artists in the west, and what motivated them to leave their creative marks on the limestone caves remains a mystery.
All we have at the moment is what they left on the cave walls, said Maxime Aubert, an archaeologist at Griffith University in Australia who led the new work.
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All is see is Thing from the Adams Family
He’s creepy and he’s kooky...
and what motivated them to leave their creative marks on the limestone caves remains a mystery.
“Ok young hunters, listen up! See this critter here? It’s big. And if you piss it off, it’ll stomp you flat!
So, when you throw your spear at it, dont. aim. here!”
“You can save 15% on car insurance...”.
You see Thing. I see Cousin It. With sun glasses...
“It is an abomination under Islam and must be wiped off the planet...”
“and what motivated them to leave their creative marks on the limestone caves remains a mystery.”
Boredom? Hunting, shagging and drawing where all they had.
Maybe he was spray painting his hands and that was what was left...
Animal in a cave. Jim Accoster
Does the artist insure his cave with Geico?
This article is full of bull
>>You see Thing. I see Cousin It. With sun glasses...
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
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