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The Dynamic Figure Art of Jabiluka: A study of ritual in early Australian rock art

Johnston, Iain Gray


This thesis is an investigation of ritual practice in the Dynamic Figure rock art of Jabiluka in Mirarr Country, Australia. Painted across western Arnhem Land, Dynamic Figure art constitutes the earliest easily recognisable body of rock art in this region of northern Australia. Despite its antiquity, its most striking attributes are the extremely detailed depictions of human figures with a plethora of material culture, that are engaged in a range of narrative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5142a86890f


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