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Spectacular Caves of Borneo
Tuesday 14 April 2015

Spectacular Caves of Borneo: the 10,000 year old hand motifs shedding a new light on Southeast Asian prehistory and the ceremonies and rituals of ancient populations.

Caves of Borneo with hand motif rock art

Since 1998 Luc-Henri Fage & Jean-Michel Chazine have discovered an entire region full of decorated caves. Before Fage, speleologist and photographer, and Chazine, archaeologist, began their explorations in Kalimantan in Borneo, Indonesia, the rest of the world was unaware of the prolific ancient rock art in this remote region of verdant mountainous peaks, vast limestone caves and tropical rainforests.

Kalimantan in Borneo

Indeed, Borneo's negative hand prints are now recognized as a unique example of this type of rock art, given that they are so numerous and original as demonstrated by the decorations and motifs found on them. The rock art sites, discovered during 12 expeditions and believed to be more than 10,000 years old, are shedding a new light on Southeast Asian prehistory and the ceremonies and rituals of ancient populations.

The prehistory of southeast Asia

'Borneo: Memory of the Caves'  describes the discovery and subsequent documentation; truly a case of exploratory minds and adventurous spirits rewarded by an astounding treasure trove of highly distinctive and characteristic prehistoric art.

Studying the hand motif rock art in Kalimantan

Purchase 'Borneo, Memory of the Caves' online: 

http://boutique.felis.tv/fr/27-borneo-la-memoire-des-grottes-dvd-livre-9782849751473.html

Borneo, Memory of the Caves by Luc-Henri Fage & Jean-Michel Chazine

Preface by Jean Clottes 
Forward by Elisabeth Proust
Translated by Lysa Hochtroth. 
Edited in English by Alexandra Nicolescu. 

Published by Le Kalimanthrope 2010

ISBN 978-2-9536616-1-3

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