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Asian cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40,000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed, researchers said on Wednesday. Created by spraying reddish paint around an open hand pressed...Show More Summary

39,000 Year Old Cave Art from Sulawesi, Indonesia

This hand stencil was discovered in one of the caves of the Maros region of the island, Sulawesi in the … Continue reading ?

40,000 year-old cave paintings found in Indonesia

2 months agoOdd : Kottke.org

Paintings in a cave in Indonesia have been dated to 40,000 years ago, as old or older than any paintings found in Europe. For decades, the only evidence of ancient cave art was in Spain and southern France. It led some to believe that...Show More Summary

~40 thousand year old cave art from Indonesia

The BBC website has some nice pictures of it. Nature 514, 223–227 (09 October 2014) doi:10.1038/nature13422 Pleistocene cave art from Sulawesi, Indonesia M. Aubert et al. Archaeologists have long been puzzled by the appearance in Europe...Show More Summary

Cave Paintings Change Story of Ancient Art

A closer look at cave paintings in Indonesia may redraw the map of prehistoric art and provide evidence that the world's first artists were in Africa, National Geographic reports. An article in Nature says that cave paintings on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, once considered up to 12,000 years...

Haunting Cave Paintings in Indonesia Are the Oldest in the World

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This stencil of a graceful, outstretched hand was discovered in a cave on an Indonesian island. And now we know that it's more than 39,900 years old. That makes it the oldest painting in the world, at least so far, and shows that humans in Asia developed symbolic expression at the same time as humans in Europe. Read more...

50,000 Year Old Cave Paintings Found From Pleistocene Quaternary Sulawesi, Indonesia

Pleistocene cave art from Sulawesi, IndonesiaAuthors:Aubert et alAbstract:Archaeologists have long been puzzled by the appearance in Europe ~40–35 thousand years (kyr) ago of a rich corpus of sophisticated artworks, including parietal...Show More Summary

Cave discovery suggests art may be much older than we’d thought

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Several cave paintings in Indonesia have been found to be much older than expected — casting doubt on what we thought we knew about the origins of art. The paintings, located on Sulawesi island in Indonesia several decades ago, may be over 40,000 years old, according to recent dating. Show More Summary

Mat Goceng

Plays: 4Px3, 6Px1, 3Px2. Mat Goceng is published by Manikmaya Games, a company from Bandung, Indonesia. They gave Meeples Cafe a few review copies, and Log asked whether I wanted one. I skimmed the overview at BGG, thought it sounded...Show More Summary

Drifting Fishermen Rescued by MOL LNG Carrier

Three Castaways Rescued Safely off Indonesia. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) has announced that on October 6, 2014, the MOL-operated/managed

Wärtsilä to Set-up Indonesia's first bio-LNG plant

  Wärtsilä and two Indonesian partners have today signed a joint development agreement with the intention of creating the first ever bio-LNG plant in Indonesia.

Indonesia Reaffirms Participation in South Korea's KFX Stealth Fighter Program

Jakarta has reaffirmed its commitment to partnering with Seoul on the KFX indigenous fighter programme.In a statement, Indonesia’s defence ministry says that six prototypes will be developed, of which one will be given to Indonesia for flight tests. Show More Summary

The Role of American Muslims in International Peace

Recently, I flew to Washington, D.C. to be part of a group that met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The purpose of the visit was to engage in a discussion about some of the factors that have allowed Indonesia to thrive in a time when so many Muslim countries are torn by internal conflict. Show More Summary

Cheapest Way To Try Garuda Indonesia First & Business Class

I've written quite a bit lately about Garuda Indonesia, the newest SkyTeam member airline. In the past they've had a horrible reputation, though the past few years they've been working hard to try and turn that around. Possibly what's...Show More Summary

BMW Perfectly Trolls People Who Can't Put Down Their Cellphones

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Apparently, visitors of the Indonesia International Motor Show are obsessed with their smartphones and get lost all the time. BMW ended the confusion using ladies is short skirts. Read more...

A twist in Indonesia's narrative of hope

The twists and turns continue in Indonesia's dramatic election year. In the most recent plot turn, the coalition that backed Prabowo Subianto's losing bid for president pushed through a bill to end almost a decade of direct elections for regional heads, which were seen by many as a flawed yet vital element of the nation's democratic transition. Show More Summary

Bhinneka X Mirai Suenaga

On the scale of Amazon.com, Bhinneka - one of Indonesia's largest E-commerce websites has chosen our m...

New Promise for a Greener, More Productive Future in Indonesia

The destruction of tropical forests is a major challenge for global development, threatening precious livelihoods, biodiversity and the earth’s atmosphere. In all, tropical deforestation contributes about 12 percent of the global carbon dioxide emissions causing climate change.

Five Conditions for Sifting Social Fields

Last week at MIT I hosted a group of leaders and change makers from Indonesia. With its 17,000 islands and 250 million inhabitants, Indonesia is the third largest democracy and the biggest Muslim country in the world. Several members...Show More Summary

Gay in Aceh, Indonesia? Brace for 100 Lashes in Front of a Jeering Crowd

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY PATRICK WINN / GlobalPost The Indonesian province is also now authorized to punish homosexuality with 100 months in jail or 1,000 grams of gold. BANGKOK, Thailand — One of Southeast Asia’s strictest Islamic enclaves just got a lot more...

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