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,’Dizem especialistas

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ele crise climatica is speeding up the deterioration of some of the world’s oldest cave paintings, Especialistas dizem.

The paintings in Indonésia, which are up to 45,000 anos, include the oldest known hand stencil, dating from 39,900 anos atrás, de acordo com um estude dentro 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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