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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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorTacon, Paul S. C.
dc.contributor.authorRamli, Muhammad
dc.contributor.authorHakim, Budianto
dc.contributor.authorBrumm, Adam
dc.contributor.authorAubert, Maxime
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-16T04:32:20Z
dc.date.available2020-04-16T04:32:20Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781760462567
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/203179
dc.description.abstractIn 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 contemporary concerns about the rock art’s conservation that resulted from discussions between the authors and others in 2015. This review is relevant for rock art research not only for the greater Sulawesi region but also many other parts of the world.
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofThe Archaeology of Sulawesi: Current Research on the Pleistocene to the Historic Period
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectrock art, dating, conservation, Toalean, Austronesian Painting Tradition
dc.titleThe contemporary importance and future of Sulawesi’s ancient rock art
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.date.issued2018-11
local.publisher.urlhttps://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage31
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage42
local.identifier.doi10.22459/TA48.11.2018.04
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-ND; creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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