Dating painted Panel E1 at Nawarla Gabarnmang, central-western Arnhem Land plateau

David, Bruno and Delannoy, Jean-Jacques and Gunn, Robert and Chalmin, Emilie and Castets, Geraldine and Petchey, Fiona and Aplin, Ken and O'Farrell, Magen and Moffat, Ian and Mialanes, Jerome and Geneste, jean-Michel and Barker, Bryce and Sadier, Benjamin and Katherine, Margaret and Manataki, Meropi and Pietrzak, Ursula (2017) Dating painted Panel E1 at Nawarla Gabarnmang, central-western Arnhem Land plateau. In: The archaeology of rock art in Western Arnhem Land, Australia. Terra Australis , 47. Australian National University Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 245-301. ISBN 9781760461614


Western Arnhem Land, in the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory, has a rich archaeological landscape, ethnographic record and body of rock art that displays an astonishing array of imagery on shelter walls and ceilings. While the archaeology goes back to the earliest period of Aboriginal occupation of the continent, the rock art represents some of the richest, most diverse and visually most impressive regional assemblages anywhere in the world. To better understand this multi-dimensional cultural record, The Archaeology of Rock Art in Western Arnhem Land, Australia focuses on the nature and antiquity of the region’s rock art as revealed by archaeological surveys and excavations, and the application of novel analytical methods. This volume also presents new findings by which to rethink how Aboriginal peoples have socially engaged in and with places across western Arnhem Land, from the north to the south, from the plains to the spectacular rocky landscapes of the plateau. The dynamic nature of Arnhem Land rock art is explored and articulated in innovative ways that shed new light on the region’s deep time Aboriginal history.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2017 copyright with the authors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2019 00:28
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 05:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeology; rock paintings; historic sites; Northern Territory; Arnhem Land
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.22459/TA47.11.2017

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