Arnhem Land Maliwawa rock art opens window to past

Large male Maliwawa human figures from anAwunbarna site. The largest male is 1.15 meters wide by 1.95 meters high. Credit: P. Tac¸on zStunning Arnhem Land rock art images including three rare depictions of bilbies and a dugong have been described by researchers in a new paper in Australian Archaeology this week.

Led by Professor Paul Taçon, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Griffith University Chair in Rock Art Research, the team documented 572 previously unknown images ranging in age from 6000 to 9400 years from 87 sites from 2008 to 2018.

Named Maliwawa Figures, they are found in northwest Arnhem Land […]


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