Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Canning Stock Route: First rock art dates

Scientists say some of the Canning Stock Route’s rock art is between 2 – 3,000 years old.

They were using a new method that only requires a tiny speck of paint to be removed, for analysis in the USA.

However the method only works for paintings containing charcoal or other organic matter.

They say underlying red ochre paintings may be much older.

Science Network [read this story]

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