Cave art first in Europe or Indonesia? Hand stencils may be oldest (VIDEO).

Is This Stunning Cave Art in Indonesia Older Than Any in Europe? (Video.)

Is This Stunning Cave Art in Indonesia Older Than Any in Europe? (Video.)

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Oct. 10 2014 2:16 PM

Did Cave Art Really Originate in Europe?

New techniques show some stencils in Indonesia are nearly 40,000 years old.

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Indonesian cave art originally discovered in the 1950s was previously thought to have dated back 10,000 years, but new dating techniques suggest it may go back nearly 40,000 years.

Update, Nov. 28, 2016: This video has been removed pending the resolution of a licensing claim.