World's oldest painting found in Borneo

The world's oldest painting more than 40,000 years old has been discovered in deepest Borneo, scientists have revealed.

The red and orange cave art depicting a bison-like creature is the earliest known coloured image of a figure.

The dramatic discovery adds to mounting evidence cave art – one of the most important innovations in human cultural history – did not arise in Europe as long believed.

Ice Age artists in Southeast Asia played a key role in its development, said archaeologist Professor Maxime Aubert.