Black drawings at the cave site of Gua Pondoa, Southeast Sulawesi: The motifs and a comparison with pigment art elsewhere in Sulawesi and the broader Western Pacific region

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    Abstract

    Drawing on cave surfaces constitutes a human production that involved depicting objects, events or symbolic notions. With this perspective, we can gain an insight into both mundane and ritual aspects of the life of earlier communities. Here we look at the art of Gua Pondoa in the Matarombeo Massif of Southeast Sulawesi and discuss its commonalities with other pigment art in Sulawesi and that found elsewhere in the Western Pacific region referred to under the umbrella term the ‘Austronesian Painting Tradition’, and find both similarities and differences.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Archaeology of Sulawesi: Current Research on the Pleistocene to the Historic Period
    Editors S O'Connor, D Bulbeck and J Meyer
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages79-92
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781760462567
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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