Ages for Australia's oldest rock paintings.

@article{Finch2021AgesFA,
  title={Ages for Australia's oldest rock paintings.},
  author={Damien Finch and Andrew Gleadow and Janet M. Hergt and Pauline Heaney and Helen Green and Cecilia Myers and Peter Veth and Sam Harper and Sven Ouzman and Vladimir A. Levchenko},
  journal={Nature human behaviour},
  year={2021}
}
Naturalistic depictions of animals are a common subject for the world's oldest dated rock art, including wild bovids in Indonesia and lions in France's Chauvet Cave. The oldest known Australian Aboriginal figurative rock paintings also commonly depict naturalistic animals but, until now, quantitative dating was lacking. Here, we present 27 radiocarbon dates on mud wasp nests that constrain the ages of 16 motifs from this earliest known phase of rock painting in the Australian Kimberley region… 
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