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Australian aboriginal art includes works in a diverse range of media. It includes: wood carving, rock engraving, rock carving, various forms of sculpture, sandpainting and, in particular, rock painting. The latter includes at least five different types: (1) X-ray and cross-hatch art from the Arnhem Land and Kakadu regions of Northern Australia - a style of painting in which the insides of animals and humans are depicted, as if X-rayed. (2) Dot-painting from areas in Central and Western…

Australian aboriginal art includes works in a diverse range of media. It includes: wood carving, rock engraving, rock carving, various forms of sculpture, sandpainting and, in particular, rock painting. The latter includes at least five different types: (1) X-ray and cross-hatch art from the Arnhem Land and Kakadu regions of Northern Australia - a style of painting in which the insides of animals and humans are depicted, as if X-rayed. (2) Dot-painting from areas in Central and Western…

Native American Deer Pictograph - photograph by Jo Ann Tomaselli.  #joanntomaselli #fineartphotography #pictograph

Native American Deer Pictograph - photograph by Jo Ann Tomaselli. #joanntomaselli #fineartphotography #pictograph

The remote coastline of north western Australia is likely to be the first landing site on the continent.  Groups of early ancestors crossed by boat from Timor some 60,000 years ago.  The Journey of Mankind Genetic Map can prove when this event occurred, but it can only point to what these early settlers did on reaching the Kimberley region; at some point, they began to decorate the red sandstone rocks with exquisite and detailed rock art, now referred to as the Bradshaw paintings, or Gwion.

The remote coastline of north western Australia is likely to be the first landing site on the continent. Groups of early ancestors crossed by boat from Timor some 60,000 years ago. The Journey of Mankind Genetic Map can prove when this event occurred, but it can only point to what these early settlers did on reaching the Kimberley region; at some point, they began to decorate the red sandstone rocks with exquisite and detailed rock art, now referred to as the Bradshaw paintings, or Gwion.

These handprints are some of our earliest ancestors' autographs!  Gua Tewet, the tree of life. Borneo, Indonesia. Much the same as indigenous Australians' ancestor "autographs"

These handprints are some of our earliest ancestors' autographs! Gua Tewet, the tree of life. Borneo, Indonesia. Much the same as indigenous Australians' ancestor "autographs"

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