Faces of the ancestors revealed: Discovery and dating of a Pleistocene-age petroglyph in Lene Hara Cave, East Timor

Susan O'Connor, Ken Aplin, Emma St Pierre, Y-X Feng

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    Abstract

    A petroglyph showing a human face found in East Timor is dated to the late Pleistocene. It recalls ancient Australian forms and raises the possibility of connecting early cave art with the better known painted figures of Lapita/Austronesian art ten millennia later. This new discovery at a known cave shows what precious evidence still lies in store even in well-trodden places.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)649-665
    JournalAntiquity
    Volume84
    Issue number325
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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