Espiritual testimony of the prehistoric hand stencils

In Indonesia they have been found the oldest hand printings known to the present “hand stencils there may be up to 52,000 years old, making them among the oldest such prints in the world”” (See the three figures)


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Peinture de l’animal daté de 40 000 ans - Luc-Henri Fage3

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Peintures rupestres et empreintes de mains dans une grotte de Kalimantan, la partie indonésienne de l’île de Bornéo. AFP via National Centre for Archaeology (Arkernas) / Handout / Anadolu Agency


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Relevé du panneau ou se trouve l’animal (le bovin ?) à gauche de la main violette isolée. Nature

The paintings of hands are fairly common in many parts of the world, elapsing from prehistoric times till nowadays. We can feel it as reflex of the need of human beings to testify their presence in the world. It’s an act of reaffirmation of the-“I”. It’s a sign of their early spirituality.

Notes:

https://www.hominides.com/html/actualites/art-parietal-borneo-40000-ans-1307.php
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/animal-image-may-be-world-s-oldest-figurative-art
https://www.courrierinternational.com/article/indonesie-des-dessins-danimaux-remontant-40-000-ans-seraient-les-plus-vieux-du-monde
https://www.hominides.com/html/actualites/art-parietal-borneo-40000-ans-1307.php

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