The first analysis on site and the bibliographical research made by JM
Chazine, indicate that these paintings have neither been listed nor
analysed. This is a worldwide discovery !
The most beautiful aesthetic and intellectual shocks in my life
“ This trip would provide me with the most beautiful aesthetic and intellectual shocks in my life. Not only are these paintings exciting by their variety (fish, tunas, dolphins, manatees, negative and positive hands, …), diverging almost completely from those we analysed in Borneo, but their locations are literally breathtaking ! “
Indeed; the paintings have been drawn on cliffs overhanging the sea by several tens of meters.
With a few exceptions, all the graphic elements are in a vertical position. That point suggests, according to the scientist, that they are not representations of real scenes but ritual allegories still remaining to decode.
These areas because of their remoteness from the inhabited areas were undoubtedly sacred places dedicated to shamanistic practices.
Specimens have been taken from a calcite casting and would be analysed (thanks to the financial support of Precious Planet*) within a French Public Laboratory.
Dating to the radio-active elements would allow to determinate the age of the calcite and therefore to deduct the age of the underneath paintings (they will necessary be older than the calcite !)