Oldest Known Animal Drawing Found in Remote Indonesian Cave

This composite image from the book Photo: Luc-Henri Fage/kalimanthrope.com via AP
This composite image from the book "Borneo, Memory of the Caves" shows the world's oldest figurative artwork dated to a minimum of 40,000 years, in a limestone cave in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.

November 07, 2018 12:26 PM

Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of a remote Indonesian cave.

The sketch is at least 40,000 years old, slightly older than similar animal paintings found in famous caves in Europe. Until a few years ago, experts believed Europe was where our ancestors started drawing animals and other figures.

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