Environmental Analysis (Pitzer)
rock art, paintings, Malaysia, x-ray art, preservation
Very little is known to the scientific world on the rock art of Malaysia. It might therefore be worthwhile on a site in the state of Perak, just outside of the town of Ipoh. The rock is limestone, and there is a quarry about 1/8 of a mile down the hill from the paintings. Flaking of the cliff wall and the limestone excretions have badly damaged the paintings; rain also falls directly on the paintings. As far as we know, the site has never been adequately documented.
© 1985 Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici. Posted with permission.
Faulstich. Paul, Suzanne Hashim. Rock art in Malaysia. Bollettino Del Centro Camino di Studi Preistorici, 22: 13-14, 1985