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Pigs, Popcorn and the Origins of Prehistoric Art

Undated painting of a wild pig from a cave in Maros.

This undated painting of a wild pig from a cave in Maros, probably tens of thousands of years old, is one of the few surviving examples of animal depictions from the region. Credit: Kizen Riza

By Adam Brumm & Maxime Aubert

The discovery of 40,000-year-old cave paintings in Indonesia has changed our understanding of the origins of art and modern culture worldwide.

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