Check Out Australia’s Oldest Cave Paintings

  • Check Out Australia’s Oldest Cave Paintings

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    February 23, 2021 at 4:21 AM

    A large painting of a kangaroo located in a remote sandstone shelter is thought to be Australia’s oldest known rock art, after scientists confirmed the faded image is about 17,300 years old.

    The two-metre-long artwork, daubed in a mulberry-coloured, ochre-based paint on the ceiling of a rock shelter in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, was dated using a radiocarbon technique that analysed fossilised wasp nests located both underneath and on top of the pigment. 

    Rock art is notoriously difficult to date, as the paint used often doesn't contain enough organic commands to be analysed using current methods. By analysing the

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