Australian scientists have discovered the country’s oldest known drawing of a 17,300-year-old cave depicting a kangaroo.
A two-meter-long artwork was discovered in the Kimberley region of western Australia with red ocher paint on the roof of a rock cave. I mentioned it on the BBC News portal.
a The nature of human behavior The authors of the study, published in Tuesday’s issue of the journal, published the working age by examining the carbon isotopes of ancient hornet nests.
Damian Finch, a pioneer in carbon isotope historiography of hornet nests, said it’s rare to find a nest in or underneath the work. In the case of drawing kangaroos, they were lucky, so they were able to determine the earliest possible date and the last date for the work to be done.
„We determined the age of the three wasps’ nests under the plate and the three hornet’s nests on the plate by examining carbon isotopes, which we can say with certainty that the work was done no earlier than 17,500 years, no later than 17,100 years, probably 17,300 yearsIt is to explain.
The kangaroo depiction is estimated to be the oldest known complete cave painting in Australia.
Sven Ozman, a researcher at the University of Western Australia and co-author of the study, said there may be a link between kangaroo drawing and ancient artwork found in other areas.
„This iconic kangaroo image visually resembles the 40,000-year-old paintings found on the islands of Southeast Asia, indicating cultural ties, but it could also mean that even ancient cave paintings might be hidden in Australia.Othman said.
South Africa’s 73,000-year-old tambourine-like drawing is the oldest known drawing.