FIRST FOOTPRINTS: SUPER NOMADS
Discovery and Dispersal (60,000 – 30,000 Years Ago)
Note: click pictures to follow links to more information.
There is a helpful overview of indigenous Australian culture and history on the Australian government website. See in particular “Australian Indigenous Cultural Heritage” and “The Dreaming’. www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story
Nawarla Gabarnmang Rock Shelter, Arnhem Land (discovered 2006)
The Jawoyn Homeland Project, Monash University, connectingcountry.arts.monash.edu.au
Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation, www.jawoyn.org/cultural-heritage/cultural-sites
Petroglyphs, Murujuga, Birrup Penninsula, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, 35,000 BP
National Trust of Australia, “Archaeology and Rock Art in the Dampier Archipelago,” www.burrup.org.au
Friends of Australian Rock Art, fara.com.au with video and gallery of photographs.
Connections between Murujuga petroglyphs and petroglyphs in Martu Country in the Little Sandy Desert, 600 miles apart, 35,000 BP
M.H. Monroe, “Aboriginal Art – the Pilbara Engraved Stones,”
Jo McDonald and Peter Veth, “Rock Art in Arid Landscapes: Pilbara and Western Desert Petroglyphs,” Australian Archaeology, 77 (December 2013), 66-81. www.australianarchaeologicalassociation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/McDonald-and-Veth-2013.pdf
Parmerpar Meethaner Cave, Forth Valley, Central Highlands, Tasmania, occupation 35,000 BP