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The global implications of the early surviving rock art of greater Southeast Asia

Tacon, Paul; Tan, Noel; O'Connor, Susan; Xueping, Ji; Gang, Li; Curnoe, Darren; Hakim, Budianto; Bulbeck, F David; Sumantri, Iwan; Than, Heng; Sokrithy, Im; Chia, Stephen; Khun‑Neay, Khuon; Kong, Soeung


The rock art of Southeast Asia has been less thoroughly studied than that of Europe or Australia, and it has generally been considered to be more recent in origin. New dating evidence from Mainland and Island Southeast Asia, however, demonstrates that the earliest motifs (hand stencils and naturalistic animals) are of late Pleistocene age and as early as those of Europe. The similar form of the earliest painted motifs in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia suggests that they are the product of a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity


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