An ancient cave painting discovered
A kangaroo was depicted on a life-size rock. The figure was analyzed by experts from the University of Melbourne.
In Australia, an ancient cave painting has been discovered on the sloped ceiling of a rock shelter at the Ungango clan estate in the Kimberley region. The Daily Mail reports.
A kangaroo was depicted on a life-size rock. Experts from the University of Melbourne suggest that the drawing is about 17.5 thousand years old.
According to study author Dr. Damien Finch, life-size animals were often depicted in ancient times.
“We will never be able to find out what was in the artist’s head when he wrote this work more than 600 generations ago, but we know that the naturalistic period stretched back to the last ice age,” the scientist said.
Dr Sven Uzman of the University of Western Australia’s School of Social Sciences and one of the project’s principal investigators said the rock art would pave the way for further understanding of indigenous cultural history.
“This iconic kangaroo depiction visually resembles rock paintings from islands in Southeast Asia dating more than 40,000 years ago, indicating a cultural connection and hinting at even more ancient rock art in Australia,” he added.
As previously reported, archaeologists have examined drawings found in rock shelters at the Swaga Swaga Game Reserve in central Tanzania. Some of them turned out to be a mystery.
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