First discovered by a monk in 1941, the cave was further explored by researcher Rex Gonzalez in 1949, although it wasn't until the late 1960s that archeologists began to study the site in detail.
Kinuwestiyon din ang administrasyong Duterte kung bakit pinayagang malibing ang isa umanong diktador at dating human rights violator sa himalayan ng mga itinuturing na bayani ng bansa.
An important site of prehistoric art situated in the province of Santa Cruz in southern Argentina, Cueva de las Manos ("Cave of the Hands") is a rock shelter, or series of rock shelters, which is famous for (and named after) its collages of hand stencils and other handprints, which have been carbon-dated (from the remains of bone-made pipes used to spray the paint) to about 7,300 BCE.
Sabi ni Bongbong, karaniwan para sa isang pangulo na bigyan ng bulaklak ang lahat ng mga yumaong dating pangulo bilang pag-alala sa kanilang serbisyo sa bansa.
Matinding pagtutol at talakayan mula sa publiko ang sumalubong sa halos sinikretong libing noon.
Actually, the handprints are not located in the cave, but just outside, on various rock shelves and the rock faces flanking the cave entrance.
The shelter is quite small, measuring a mere 24 metres (79 feet) in depth, and between 10 metres (33 feet) and 2 metres (7 feet) in height.
Most of the hands are silhouetted using red pigment (hematite or red ochre), although some of the handprints are done in charcoal and manganese.
Other colours present, like white and yellow, were derived from kaolin and natrojarosite.
In addition to the handprints, there is a quantity of cave painting - mainly hunting scenes and geometric abstract signs - which is believed to have been created during the approximate period 7,300 BCE - 700 CE, a period that post-dates Paleolithic culture, and spans the Mesolithic and Neolithic eras, as well as the Bronze and Iron Ages.