PHOTOS: Unusual Rock Art Trove Found in Australia

PHOTOS: Unusual Rock Art Trove Found in Australia
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A rock-art impression of a kangaroo appears on a wall at the Malarrak site in Arnhem Land in northern Australia.

This well-preserved painting is among thousands that were discovered on a 2008 expedition to document rock art in Australia.

In addition to pictures of animals--living and extinct--researchers found images of modern inventions such as bicycles, planes, and cars.

Over the years, Aborigine tribal members have updated past artworks with different styles and new subjects.

Some galleries have 17 layers of paintings, according to lead researcher Paul Tacon of Griffith University.
—Photograph by Rick Stevens
 
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