Prehistoric rock art found in Indonesia

Published on October 27th, 2009 | by Admin


Prehistoric rock art, including scratchings of a half-man/half-lizard, has been found in the province of Papua Barat, Indonesia.

The other pre-historic paintings which were scratched at the niche surfaces are in the motifs of lizard, fish, tortoise, crocodile, cuscus, snake, bird and sea horse which belong to the fauna group.

In the geometrical motif, there are the pictures of sun, direction mark, rectangular and circle. The pictures of man`s cultural objects include those on the shapes of boat, boomerang, spear, rock axe, sago hammer and mask.

Pre-historic men scratched paintings on niche surfaces with natural color substance and their works were called rock arts which served as media to express ideas or thoughts concerning certain events.

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