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Borneo's rock art
The caves on the Malaysian island of Borneo are home to the world's oldest rock paintings, created approximately 40,000 years ago. While Borneo's rock art shares many of the same characteristics as those found all over the world, its uniqueness is due in part to the negative hand. A negative hand is a pictorial work created using the stencil technique, by projecting or blowing pigment onto a posed hand. Negative hands are associated with anthropomorphic figures, animals, geometric signs and even historical events.  On the island, 1,940 have been counted in 38 decorated caves. Older than the paintings in the Chauvet cave, we now know that Paleolithic art emerged at the same time in Borneo as in Europe.
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