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dc.contributor.authorDavid, Bruno O.
dc.contributor.authorGeneste, Jean-Michel
dc.contributor.authorPetchey, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorDelannoy, Jean-Jacques
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Bryce
dc.contributor.authorEccleston, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-24T01:36:17Z
dc.date.available2012-10-24T01:36:17Z
dc.date.copyright2012-09
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationDavid, B.O., Geneste, J.-M., Petchey, F., Delannoy, J.-J., Barker, B., & Eccleston, M. (2013). How old are Australia's pictographs? A review of rock art dating. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40 (1), 3-10.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn0305-4403
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6734
dc.description.abstractAustralia contains some of the world's richest and apparently longest traditions of rock pictographs. Dating this art, however, has been problematic, with few 'direct' and reliable dates of Pleistocene or early Holocene age having been obtained from visible, representational imagery. This paper critically reviews the evidence for the antiquity of pigment rock art in Australia by examining the various dating techniques employed. The accurate and reliable dating of rock art worldwide is crucial to understanding the evolution of modern human symbolism and whether cognitive modernism came about after, rather than with, the first signs of full biological modernism; understanding the pitfalls and devising proper methods are crucial prerequisites. Towards these ends, this paper reviews the results and techniques that have been employed to date the apparently earliest known pictographs in Australia.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Archaeological Science
dc.subjectArchaeology of symbolismen_NZ
dc.subjectAustraliaen_NZ
dc.subjectPictographsen_NZ
dc.subjectRock art datingen_NZ
dc.titleHow old are Australia's pictographs? A review of rock art datingen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jas.2012.08.019en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Archaeological Scienceen_NZ
pubs.begin-page3en_NZ
pubs.elements-id38086
pubs.end-page10en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume40en_NZ


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