Scientists Discover What May Be the World’s Oldest Art in Indonesia

October 10, 2014 by  
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Move over Europe: a new discovery in Indonesia could knock the western continent from its popular position as the cradle for early human creativity. According to the journal Nature , an Australian-Indonesian team of researchers made the surprising discovery that cave paintings found in Sulawesi, Indonesia date back to at least 35,000 to 40,000 years old, making them some of the oldest art known. The breakthrough research challenges the Eurocentric view of the origins of art and suggests that the earliest artists may have come from Africa. Read the rest of Scientists Discover What May Be the World’s Oldest Art in Indonesia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient art , art discovery , birthplace of art , cave art , cave paintings , el Castillo , indonesia , limestone caves , pig deer , Sulawesi

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Scientists Discover What May Be the World’s Oldest Art in Indonesia

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