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Early Australian Anthropomorphs: Jabiluka's Dynamic Figure Rock Paintings

May, Sally K.; Johnston, Iain; Tacon, Paul S. C.; Domingo Sanz, Ines; Goldhahn, Joakim


Early depictions of anthropomorphs in rock art provide unique insights into life during the deep past. This includes human engagements with the environment, socio-cultural practices, gender and uses of material culture. In Australia, the Dynamic Figure rock paintings of Arnhem Land are recognized as the earliest style in the region where humans are explicitly depicted. Important questions, such as the nature and significance of body adornment in rock art and society, can be explored, given the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Cambridge Archaeological Journal
DOI: 10.1017/S095977431700052X


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