Did art start in Southeast Asia?


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Did art start in Southeast Asia?

The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40,000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed, researchers said on Wednesday, October 8. Created by spraying reddish paint around an open hand pressed against rock, the stencil was made about the same time – and possibly before – early humans were leaving artwork on cave walls around Europe that was long thought to be the first in the world.

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