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Reading the signs: Depictions of people and things in the rock art of Mirarr Country, Northern Territory, Australia

Hayward, John Arthur


This thesis focuses on rock art paintings from western Arnhem Land and, specifically, those depicting human figures interacting with material culture items - people and things. Previous researchers have found that some of the earliest depictions of the human figure in this region, which are thought to date back to over 10,000 years ago, are often shown with spears, boomerangs and large headdresses. The intense association that people had with things has been...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e83f54e7c


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Appendix 2 - site recording forms.pdf100.59 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Appendix 3 - Museum collections.pdf137.54 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Appendix 5 - all data.pdf416.37 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

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