The beeswax rock art of the Northern Territory: direct dating results and a 'book of record'
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A detailed recording and dating program of Northern Territory rock art motifs made of pressed beeswax was commenced in 1991 with the participation of four Aboriginal communities. This has resulted in a comprehensive publication in CD format. Equivalent to almost 1300 pages as a printed book, it is one of the most detailed rock art records yet produced. About 140AMS radiocarbon determinations suggest most of the art was made less than 1500 years ago but there are rare, well簲otected examples up to 4000 years of age. We summarise some of the results and implications, as well as announce the release of the CD for sale, the proceeds of which are to be directed toward a university scholarship for Aboriginal students
Rock Art Research
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