Lost World of the Kimberley: Extraordinary Glimpses of Australia's Ice Age Ancestors

Lost World of the Kimberley: Extraordinary Glimpses of Australia's Ice Age Ancestors

Lost World of the Kimberley: Extraordinary Glimpses of Australia's Ice Age Ancestors

Lost World of the Kimberley: Extraordinary Glimpses of Australia's Ice Age Ancestors

Synopsis

This provocative anthropological study offers insights into the thousands of paintings found in small, raised caves on cliff faces in the remote and rugged Kimberley Ranges of Northwest Australia. With lithe, graceful, human figures depicted in a fashion altogether different from that of even the oldest traditional art, these rock paintings have astounded experts since their discovery in 1891. This discussion offers intriguing speculation into who the people who created these paintings could be and explains how new dating techniques helped to clear up many unanswered questions. Encapsulating the mystery that still remains about these paintings, this fascinating book will capture the attention of anyone interested in art, art history, or archeology.
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