Figurative cave art in Borneo

Griffith University’s Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is part of the team that has dated cave paintings in Borneo to as early as 40,000 years ago, demonstrating that these enigmatic artworks are among the world’s oldest examples of figurative depiction.
* The paintings found at Sulawesi are now believed to be the oldest figurative cave art.

Cite this page as: Griffith University, "Figurative cave art in Borneo," in Smarthistory, May 26, 2021, accessed April 23, 2024,