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The contemporary importance and future of Sulawesi’s ancient rock art

Tacon, Paul S. C.; Ramli, Muhammad; Hakim, Budianto; Brumm, Adam; Aubert, Maxime


In October 2014, the world learned that the oldest surviving hand stencils and rock paintings of animals were located in southern Sulawesi rather than in Europe. These results, produced using uranium-series dating methods, were the first reported Pleistocene ages for figurative rock art imagery in Island Southeast Asia. We summarise this discovery and its significance in relation to associated research on the oldest rock art of Europe before discussing future research priorities including...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018-11
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Archaeology of Sulawesi: Current Research on the Pleistocene to the Historic Period
DOI: 10.22459/TA48.11.2018.04
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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