Climate crisis ‘accelerating degradation’ of ancient rock paintings

Climate crisis ‘accelerating degradation’ of ancient rock paintings
Rising temperatures have ‘grave implications for conservation of globally significant cultural heritage,’専門家は言う

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気候危機 is speeding up the deterioration of some of the world’s oldest cave paintings, 専門家は言う.

The paintings in インドネシア, which are up to 45,000 年, include the oldest known hand stencil, dating from 39,900 数年前, によると 調査Scientific Reports.

Rising temperatures and more consecutive dry days, combined with standing water from monsoon rains, are increasingly creating ideal conditions for weathering caused by salt crystals, the researchers found.

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