PHOTOS: Unusual Rock Art Trove Found in Australia

PHOTOS: Unusual Rock Art Trove Found in Australia
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In fall 2008 researchers found a vast trove of images of humans, birds, and kangaroos painted onto the walls of a rock shelter at the Djulirri archaeological site in northern Australia's Arnhem Land.

In Aborigine culture--the oldest continuous culture in the world, according to experts--rock art serves as the only written record of past events.

"Aboriginal elders are passing away," said Claire Smith, president of the World Archaeological Congress.

"It's a critical time for documenting ethnographic and culture information."
—Photograph by Rick Stevens
 
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