Asian Cave Drawings as Old as European Ones | Sci-Tech Today

October 13, 2014 8:01 AM

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Asian Cave Drawings as Old as European Ones | Sci-Tech Today

And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans, going back to Africa, than scientists had thought.

Archaeologists calculated that a dozen stencils of hands in mulberry red and two detailed drawings of an animal described as a "pig-deer" are between 35,000 to 40,000 years old, based on levels of decay of the element uranium. That puts the art found in Sulawesi, southeast of Borneo, in the same rou...

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