[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE140100254]
Researchers Dr Maxime Aubert;
Brief description Recent research revealed that humans were producing rock paintings on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi at least 39 thousand years ago (and possibly up to 46 thousand years ago). The rock art, therefore, is essentially contemporaneous with the earliest cave art in Europe and may be the world's oldest, given the arrival of Homo sapiens in Australia at least 50 thousand years ago. This project will further investigate the early rock art of Sulawesi as well as other key Indonesian islands located along likely migration routes from Borneo to New Guinea. The results will have major implications for our understanding of the cultural behaviour and dispersal of the earliest modern humans to colonise Southeast Asia and Australia.
Funding Amount 395205
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award