Thousands of years ago, people on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia spray-painted stencils of their hands on the walls and roofs of caves by blowing red paint out of their mouths.
They also painted strange-looking pigs in red and mulberry hues.
In a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team of researchers report new radiocarbon dates that suggest that the Arctic and Subarctic were only temporary “vacation homes” for mastodons when the climate was warm.
floresiensis holotype (LB1), ~18 thousand calibrated radiocarbon years before present (kyr cal. L.&title=Nature&volume=459&spage=81&epage=84&date=2009&atitle=The foot of Homo floresiensis&sid=nature: Nature" M. A source of considerable debate was the fact that it lived in Liang Bua cave between 95,000 and 12,000 years ago, after modern humans had colonized the area (around 50,000 years ago). The discovery in Liang Bua cave on the island of Flores in Indonesia of the diminutive Homo floresiensis, an archaic member of the human family commonly known as the ' Hobbit', was an archaeological sensation in 2004.The history of this spectacular country is quite literally at your fingertips when you visit some of these Indigenous sites.One of the biggest Aboriginal art galleries in Australia was discovered at Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory by University of Southern Queensland researchers back in 2011.