Surface coatings on Aboriginal rock art provide insights into climate environment
Summary...Radiocarbon measurements at ANSTO’s Centre for Accelerator Science have supported research that provided insights into what the environment was like for the Aboriginal artists who created rock art over intervals spanning 43,000 years
Dating of surface coatings on rock art has provided insights into the environmental conditions experienced by the Aboriginal artists who created it thousands of years ago.
Similar climatic conditions were reflected in samples from sites that were geographically dispersed
Radiocarbon dating of the samples was done at ANSTO's Centre for Accelerator Science using a process to purify the carbon in the samples and ultra-sensitive measurements