Prof. Eric Delson Weighs In On Recent Discovery of Cave Paintings in Indonesia

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Paleoanthropologist Eric Delson of Lehman’s Anthropology Department was quoted in an article in the New York Times about the recent discovery of cave paintings found on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

The report, published in the journal Nature indicates that the paintings of hands and animals in seven limestone caves may be as old as the earliest European cave art.

In the article, Dr. Delson agrees that the discovery made sense and that recent genetic findings, “support an early deployment of modern humans eastward to southeast Asia and Australia, and so having art of a similar age is reasonable as well.”

Read the entire article at the New York Times website.