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Australian Burrup Peninsula’s rock art is 30,000 years old

22 Apr
The open air engravings have managed to survive thanks to the extremely low erosion rates produced by the hardness of the rock combined with the local climate. 

The petroglyphs have been dated using the isotope beryllium-10. Based on current evidence, the archaeologists say, the occupation of the peninsula cannot be dated to before c. 42,000 years ago. 

Source: Australian Geographic.

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Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, rock art, Upper Paleolithic

 

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