Readers may be interested in this talk by Saw Chaw Yeh on 30 April, on some new rock art in Perak. Zoom details in the link.
This presentation describes the newly discovered rock art motifs from Gua Toh Semelah in Kinta Valley, Perak. Red paintings are represented by the single hue handprints, anthropomorphs and geometric shapes. The charcoal drawings are dominated by the “contact art” that portrays the local Indigenous experience with the maritime activities from the early to mid-19th century. The study suggests that the Indigenous rock art across Kinta Valley was broadly influenced by the local interaction with the external contact and it is the visual evidence of the Indigenous encounter in the early socioeconomic activities during the 19th century in Perak.