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Stone Gallery Photograph by Carsten Peter
At the top of a wall in Gua Ham, Fage (left) and Jufri examine a series of hand stencils. The designs were created by prehistoric artists who placed their hands on the rocky wall, then blew red pigment over skin and stone. The Borneo caves hold more than 1,500 individual hand stencils, many of them, like these, arranged in groups and marked with symbols not yet deciphered. The similarity of this art to prehistoric Aboriginal paintings, as well as its early date, has led Chazine to speculate that some of the first humans to settle Australia may have passed through this part of Borneo.
Camera: Canon 1D Film Type: Digital Lens: 200mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/32 @ f/5
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded Time of Day: 4:05 p.m. Lighting Techniques: Artificial lighting