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Rethinking the age and unity of large naturalistic animal forms in early Western Arnhem Land Rock Art, Australia

Jones, Tristen; Wesley, Daryl; May, Sally K.; Johnston, Iain G.; McFadden, Clare; Tacon, Paul


The analysis of style is a widespread method for describing classes of rock art and plays a significant role in forming a chronology for Arnhem Land rock art assemblages. A longstanding issue identified in Arnhem Land rock art has been the ill-defined nature of the ‘Large Naturalistic Style’ (LNS) as originally proposed by rock art researcher George Chaloupka. We have re-examined the distribution, frequency and the stylistic design attributes of 163 early naturalistic macropod paintings...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2020.1826080


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