Indonesian Cave Art May Be World’s Oldest

news.science mag.org – October 8, 2014

Thousands of years ago, people on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia spray-painted stencils of their hands on the walls and roofs of caves by blowing red paint out of their mouths… Now, a team of Australian and Indonesian researchers has found that the paintings are startlingly ancient: The hand stencils are at least 40,000 years old.

HIS hand stenciled on a dark cave wall.
It’s the oldest “selfie” of them all.

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