(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have discovered in an Indonesian cave a drawing of pigs and handprints dating back more than 45,000 years, and it is perhaps the oldest surviving animal images in the world and the oldest known artwork.
The rock paintings can also serve as evidence of the existence of modern anatomical people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi more than 45,000 years ago.
A 136 by 54 centimeters pig, painted in Leang Tedongnge Cave, turned out to be part of a narrative scene with two smaller drawings of pigs that appear to be fighting each other.
The drawings were found in Leang Balangajiya Cave, where several other poorly preserved animal images were also found.
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