Australia: Oldest Rock Art Is 17,300-year-old Kangaroo

Scientists determined the painting's age by examining ancient wasp nests around the artwork.

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  • 17,300-year-old kangaroo found in Australia is country's oldest intact rock art
    Scientists can now point to a large kangaroo as Australia's oldest ... of a rock shelter. The depiction of the kangaroo is part of the "Naturalistic period" of Indigenous rock art.
    02/25/2021 - 3:46 am | View Link
  • Australia: Oldest rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo
    Australian scientists have discovered the country's oldest known rock art - a 17,300-year-old painting of a kangaroo. The artwork measuring 2m (6.5ft) was painted in red ochre on the ceiling of a ...
    02/23/2021 - 3:06 am | View Link
  • Australia’s oldest known rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo
    Scientists have found Australia’s oldest known rock art - a 17,300-year-old painting of a kangaroo. Its age was determined by radiocarbon-dating ancient mud wasp nests, the BBC reports.
    02/22/2021 - 10:15 pm | View Link
  • Archaeology news: Australia's oldest rock art is a 17,300-year-old kangaroo painting
    ARCHAEOLOGY experts from the University of Melbourne have identified a six-and-a-half foot kangaroo painting as the country's oldest intact rock art, thanks to novel radiocarbon dating methods.
    02/22/2021 - 7:37 pm | View Link
  • 17,300-year-old Kimberley kangaroo recognised as Australia's oldest rock artwork
    Finch said the intention was not to find the oldest painting, but to accumulate dates for a period of rock art known as naturalistic that is dominated by pictures of animals and occasionally plants.
    02/22/2021 - 7:06 pm | View Link
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  • Australia: Oldest rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo ...
    Australian scientists have discovered the country's oldest known rock art - a 17,300-year-old painting of a kangaroo. The artwork measuring 2m (6.5ft) was painted in red ochre on the ceiling of a ...
    03/4/2021 - 11:14 pm | View Website
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    17,300-year-old Aboriginal painting of kangaroo. Radiocarbon dating at ANSTO's Centre for Accelerator Science provides evidence of oldest Aboriginal rock art. Learn more. Bright sparks signal bright future for Australia.
    03/3/2021 - 4:05 pm | View Website
  • Take a look at this 17,300-year-old kangaroo art in Australia
    This picture shows the 17,300-year-old kangaroo rock painting (left) and a drawing of the artwork (right) Scientists in Australia have discovered the country's oldest known rock art, and it's a ...
    02/24/2021 - 2:02 am | View Website
  • Of Course the Oldest Known Rock Painting in Australia Is ...
    Archaeologists have discovered a 17,300-year-old painting of a kangaroo at a rock shelter in Western Australia, making it the oldest known painted figure ever to be found on the continent.
    02/23/2021 - 10:13 pm | View Website
  • Australian scientists discover the country's oldest known ...
    Australian scientists discover the country’s oldest known rock art, a 17,300-year-old painting of a kangaroo. The Frontier Post / February 23, 2021. Monitoring Desk. The artwork measuring 2m (6.5ft) was painted in red ochre on the ceiling of a rock shelter. ... and hinting at still older rock art in Australia,” he said. Earlier this year ...
    02/23/2021 - 9:56 am | View Website
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