World’s oldest known painting, 40,000 years old, found in Borneo jungle | Uncommon Descent

A thick-bodied animal in red ocher:Researchers have found older man-made images, but these were abstract patterns, such as crisscrossing lines. The switch to figurative art represented an important shift in how people thought about the world around them — and possibly themselves. Carl Zimmer, “In

Source: World’s oldest known painting, 40,000 years old, found in Borneo jungle | Uncommon Descent

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