Earliest hunting scene in prehistoric art

  title={Earliest hunting scene in prehistoric art},
  author={Maxime Aubert and Rustan Lebe and Adhi Agus Oktaviana and Muhammad Rapi Tang and Basran Burhan and Hamrullah and Andi Jusdi and Abdullah and Budianto Hakim and Jian-xin Zhao and I. Made Geria and Priyatno Hadi Sulistyarto and Ratno Sardi and Adam Brumm},
Humans seem to have an adaptive predisposition for inventing, telling and consuming stories1. Prehistoric cave art provides the most direct insight that we have into the earliest storytelling2–5, in the form of narrative compositions or ‘scenes’2,5 that feature clear figurative depictions of sets of figures in spatial proximity to each other, and from which one can infer actions taking place among the figures5. The Upper Palaeolithic cave art of Europe hosts the oldest previously known images… 
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  • Brian Boyd
  • Art
    Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science
  • 2018
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