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One more post of the Kakadu NP (the last one!). This is the most famous rock painting but it has never been shown here on TE. They call it X-ray, easy to understand why. Another example of this kind of art I will show in Workshop, and the view from the rock shelter as well.

Archaeological excavations in the Park have revealed occupation sites found in Australia. Archaeologists have dated these sites at 50,000 years old using thermoluminescence methods. Experts differ about the age of the art but the most widely shared view is that some of the paintings may be over 20 000 years old.
Artistic styles have been studied and arranged into a sequence according to how they overlap on the rock. Ages of paintings in the sequence have been estimated by comparing them with known climatic, palaeo-environmental and archaeological events.
The depiction of extinct animals, the presence of used ochre pieces dating back 50,000 years and presence of silica coatings that form over thousands of years in arid conditions, all contribute to the assessments of the age of the art. (

The view in a large format:
I liked this one most.
The view from the shelter was not bad too :).

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12724 W: 133 N: 32881] (150873)
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