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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:00 AM

NZ academics behind old rock art find

NZ academics behind old rock art find
17:08 Tue Jun 19 2012
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One of the world's oldest known examples of rock art has been uncovered in a remote part of Australia's Northern Territory.

University of Southern Queensland's Professor Bryce Barker, an expatriate New Zealander, was part of a team of Australian and French archaeologists to make the find last year.

But he says carbon dating at Waikato University only recently established the art was at least 28,000 years old.

The site where the artwork was found, in remote Arnhem Land, has signs of human occupation dating back 45,000 years, he says.

A 35,000-year-old stone axe was also found at the site, a technology not used elsewhere in the world until much later.

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http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8486159/nz-academics-behind-old-rock-art-find

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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:12 AM

1. This story was already posted in Science, by xchrom, from a different source:

xchrom
Rock of ages: Australia's oldest artwork found

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12287514

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