Discover the 44,000-year-old ancient painting from Indonesia Cave
Discover the 44,000-year-old ancient painting from Indonesia Cave|A painting has been discovered from an Indonesian cave wall that is 44,000 years old. A buffalo is seen in the cave wall art, and creatures of human and animal bodies holding spears and possibly ropes are hunting the buffalo. Some researchers believe that this scene may be the oldest story in the world that was recorded. The findings were presented in the journal ‘Nature’ by an archaeologist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Griffith University archaeologist Adam Broome first saw these images two years ago when his office mate in Indonesia removed fig trees from the path to reach the cave. Adam says, ‘I received these pictures on my iPhone. I think at that time I spoke a very special Australian word with a four-letter aloud. The painting in Indonesia is not the oldest painting in the world. According to scientists last year, they discovered ‘the oldest painting of humanity’ from a piece of stone in
South Africa, which is 73,000 years old. What’s in the painting?
This painting was discovered in a cave called Liang Boulospong 4 on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, east of Borneo. The painting is about five meters wide and contains a variety of buffalo called ANOVA and wild pigs found in Sulawesi. Along with these, there are creatures of the human form that look like humans, with the appearance of coughing and tearing. In one part of the picture, the Innova is surrounded by steep creatures holding a spear. Adam says, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before. I mean, in this area we have seen hundreds of artifacts on the rocks but nothing like the hunting scene. Other researchers, however, have questioned whether this painting was made at one time or for a long time by drawing on the image series. There is a question mark on whether this is a scene,’ Paul Palmet, an archaeologist and stone art expert at Durham University, told Nature.
How do we know this is a 44,000-year-old painting?
The team analyzed the calcium carbonate collected on the painting in the form of popcorn. The radioactive minerals in the minerals are converted to thorium after uranium radioactivity. Because of this, the team saw different isotopes levels in these elements. The team found that the carbonate collected on pigs was 43900 years old while the buffalo carbonate was 40900 years old. Only Sulawesi has at least 242 caves with ancient images and new places are discovered each year. Compare this painting with the rest of the ancient works, of course, this is not the oldest painting, but researchers say it may be the oldest story ever. Artworks in the world. The Slavic painting may be the oldest animal painting in the world yet. Last year, the oldest painting of an animal in a cave in Borneo was thought to be at least 40,000 years old.