2021 JAN 14
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Why in news?
- A team of archaeologists has discovered what may be the world’s oldest known cave painting dating back to more than 45,000 years in Sulawesi island.
About the island:
- The cave painting depicts a wild boar endemic to the Sulawesi island of Indonesia, where the painting was found.
- The central Indonesian island, which occupies an area of over 174,000 sq. km, is situated between Asia and Australia and has a long history of human occupation.
- The painting was in a limestone cave known as Leang Tedongnge.
- The painting was made using red ochre pigment and depicts a pig with a short crest of upright hairs and a pair of horn-like facial warts in front of the eyes.
- These pigs have been hunted by humans for tens of thousands of years.
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