Some breaking news in the world of archaeology: Pleistocene cave art has just been found on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, the oldest of which is at least 40,000 years before present. Highly significant as, until now, the only confirmed paintings of this age come from caves in Western Europe.
As Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London states in the article: “It is a really important find; it enables us to get away from this Euro-centric view of a creative explosion that was special to Europe and did not develop in other parts of the world until much later.”
Here is also the journal article in Nature for those interested: doi:10.1038/nature13422.
More cave painting. MOAR. Also new oldest in the world!!