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AMS dating of rock art in the Laura Region, Cape York Peninsula, Australia - protocols and results of recent research

Cole, Noelene; Watchman, Alan


The authors describe rock art dating research in Australia using the oxalate method. While the array of dates obtained (which range from c. 1200 to c. 25 000 BP) show a satisfactory correlation with other archaeological data, there are mismatches which suggest that some motifs were often imitated by later artists, and/or that the mineral accretions continued to form periodically, perhaps continuously, as a regional phenomenon over a long period of time.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity


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