中英對照讀新聞》World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia 印尼發現全球最古老洞穴壁畫
Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave painting：a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was made at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia.
The finding described in the journal Science Advances on Wednesday provides the earliest evidence of human settlement of the region.
Co-author Maxime Aubert of Australia’s Griffith University told AFP it was found on the island of Sulawesi in 2017 by doctoral student Basran Burhan, as part of surveys the team was carrying out with Indonesian authorities.
The Leang Tedongnge cave is located in a remote valley enclosed by sheer limestone cliffs, about an hour’s walk from the nearest road.
Measuring 136 by 54 centimeters the Sulawesi warty pig was painted using dark red ochre pigment and has a short crest of upright hair, as well as a pair of horn-like facial warts characteristic of adult males of the species.（AFP）
archaeologist：名詞，考古學家。例句：Foreign archaeologists are arriving one after another.（外國的考古學者接踵而至。）
ochre；名詞，（礦物）赭食，當形容詞時為「赭色的」。例句：He painted the walls ochre。（他把牆壁塗成赭色了。）
characteristic：名詞，特徵。例句：It is their distinguishing characteristic.（這是他們與眾不同的特徵。）