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Lene Kici Cave Art: Possible Symbolic Evidence Associated with Palaeolithic Human Occupation in Timor-Leste

Garcia-Diez, Marcos; Standish, Christopher D.; Oliveira, Nuno; O'Connor, Sue


Hand stencils are the oldest manifestations of Palaeolithic cave art. Recent archaeological field research in the Tutuala region of Timor-Leste has documented new archaeological sites at the Lene Kici caves that include Palaeolithic hand motifs and other nonfigurative motifs including a disk, dots, a triangle, and possible other geometric shapes. This study characterizes the production techniques, shapes, composition, and spatial locations of these motifs. Based on the available information and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Perspectives
DOI: 10.1353/asi.2020.0042
Access Rights: Open Access


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