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An Independent Confirmation of the 4 ka Antiquity of a Beeswax Figure in Western Arnhem Land, Northern Australia

Watchman, Alan; Jones, Rhys

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Critical to any chronology is reliability in the determination of age for a distinctive artefact that is related to other components in a series. Therefore, the independent testing and verification of the antiquity of an apparent anomalous measurement for an old beeswax figure in northern Australia is of fundamental interest in rock art studies. Replication of the radiocarbon dating process has confirmed that one exceptional figure in early X-ray style at the Gunbilngmurrung site in western...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/73581
Source: Archaeometry

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