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dc.contributor.authorTacon, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. May, Sallyen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Fallon, Stewarten_US
dc.contributor.authorTravers, Megen_US
dc.contributor.authorWesley, Darylen_US
dc.contributor.authorLamilami, Ronalden_US
dc.contributor.editorSean Ulm & Annie Rossen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:03:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:03:24Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-01T22:56:24Z
dc.identifier.issn03122417en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36684
dc.description.abstractIn 2008, we began two related research projects that focus on recent Australian rock art, made after the arrival of Asians and Europeans, in part of northwest Arnhem Land's Wellington Range. This area has extensive and diverse rock art, including many examples of paintings that reflect contact between local Aboriginal people and visitors to their shores. At some sites figures made of beeswax are found superimposed under and over paintings, thus providing a means of obtaining minimum and maximum ages for pigment art. We report on the results of an initial radiocarbon beeswax dating programme at the Djulirri site complex. Results include the earliest age for a depiction of a Southeast Asian watercraft in Australian rock art, which is also Australia's earliest contact period rock art depiction discovered so far. Based on the probability distribution of the calibrated ages, it is 99.7% probable this image dates to before AD 1664 and likely is much older. The significance of this result is discussed in relation to early contact history, as revealed by historic documents and archaeological excavation. Other important results suggest a close encounter between local Aboriginal people and Europeans occurred in the 1700s, before British exploration and settlement in the Arnhem Land region.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Archaeological Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.australianarchaeologicalassociation.com.au/node/4071en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto10en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissueDecemberen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Archaeologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume71en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210101en_US
dc.titleA minimum age for early depictions of Southeast Asian praus: in the rock art of Arnhem Land, Northern Territoryen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2010. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal's website or contact the authors.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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