Old and ancient

My blog has been nominated for the Liebster award and while I attend to the criteria of that I would like to share with you this fascinating reblog.

Will Ponder

It’s been just over a year since I took a trip to the Kimberley in Western Australia. This is a photo I took of one of the many examples of Bradshaw art, also known as Gwion Gwion, that is found throughout the region. This form of rock drawing was one of the main reasons I chose the tour I finally joined because I very much wanted to see this ancient “art”.

(I use quotation marks around the word art because the people who are knowledgable about this form of expression dispute its description as art, I suppose much in the way we might look quizzical at having our signatures labelled as art. It’s just what we do. Remember this as you read on.)

Here’s what I learned about these rock drawings. In order to accurately date them, the scientists need a biological agent to test, like blood or a plant…

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