Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Prehistoric cave and rock paintings

Lyman Lake Petroglyphs

Petroglyph sites with very diverse cliff drawings from different periods - from 6000 BC to 1400 AD. Some specialists consider that part of the...

Chumash Painted Cave

Small sandstone cave with red, white and black painting, which depicts the cosmology of Chumash people. Age is unknown, between 200 and 1000 years. Location,...

Madjedbebe rock shelter

Shelter contains finds of the oldest known humans in Australia, 65,000 years old. Site contains world's oldest ground-edge axes and is adorned with some...

Wary Bay rock art

Impressive indigenous rock art with first contact art and Wandjina figures. Location, GPS coordinates: 14.4737 S 125.1474 E Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings Values: Archaeology Rating: Where...

Tunnel Creek

Approximately 750 m long cave - tunnel with a stream running through it. Very old cave system, approximately 20 million years old. Amazing speleothems,...

Abracurrie Cave

Possibly the largest single cave chamber in the southern hemisphere, with a volume of some 150 thousand cubic meters. Contains Aboriginal stencils - deepest...

Donkey Creek Wandjina paintings

Rock shelter with very interesting Wandjina paintings of high artistic value. Location, GPS coordinates: 15.9571 S 126.3722 E Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings,...

Walga Rock art

Cave with extensive cliff art galleries, including a drawing of an European sailing ship (contact art), most likely from the late 19th century. Such...

Ubirr (Obiri)

Some of the best galleries of Aboriginal X-ray style drawings, some are up to 40,000 years old. Three galleries are accessible to visitors. Location, GPS...

Red Hands Cave

This cave contains numerous 1,600 – 500 years old hand prints and stencils. There are numerous sites with such hand stencils in Australia. Location, GPS...