A photo of cave paintings in the limestone cave on the Indonesian side of Sulawesi, suspected to date back to 40,000 years ago.

A photo of cave paintings in the limestone cave on the Indonesian side of Sulawesi, suspected to date back to years ago.

A photo of cave paintings in the limestone cave on the Indonesian side of Sulawesi, suspected to date back to 40,000 years ago.

A photo of cave paintings in the limestone cave on the Indonesian side of Sulawesi, suspected to date back to 40,000 years ago.

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J. Paul Getty Museum (@GettyMuseum) | Twitter

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J. Paul Getty Museum (@GettyMuseum) | Twitter

J. Paul Getty Museum (@GettyMuseum) | Twitter

J. Paul Getty Museum (@GettyMuseum) | Twitter

A photo of cave paintings in the limestone cave on the Indonesian side of Sulawesi, suspected to date back to 40,000 years ago.

The Panel of Hands in El Castillo cave in northern Spain contains a red disk, center, that is dated to be older than years, making it the oldest cave art in Europe. The hands and red disks were made by blowing or spitting paint onto the wall.

A photo of cave paintings in the limestone cave on the Indonesian side of Sulawesi, suspected to date back to 40,000 years ago.

A photo of cave paintings in the limestone cave on the Indonesian side of Sulawesi, suspected to date back to years ago.

A photo of cave paintings in the limestone cave on the Indonesian side of Sulawesi, suspected to date back to 40,000 years ago.

A closer look at cave paintings in Indonesia may redraw the map of prehistoric art and show us that the world's first artists were in Africa, National Geographic reports. An article in Nature. Science News Summaries.

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