Breathtaking Discovery of Australian Cave Art Shows Nature And Humans in Harmony

Maliwawa macropod, Namunidjbuk. (Tacon et al., Australian Archaeology, 2020) It’s no surprise that Australia, home to the oldest continuous human culture on Earth , holds 100,000 rock art sites from prehistoric times. And we’re still finding more.

An entirely new style of ancient art has now been documented dotting the vast wilderness of Arnhem Land, a historical region in the continent’s north.

From Awunbarna (also known as Mount Borradaile) all the way to the Namunidjbuk clan estate of the Wellington Range, scientists and local Aboriginal research partners have found 87 rock shelters housing unusually tall cave paintings, some of which are […]


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