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Scientific Paper published by David M. Welch

Simple human figures in Kimberley rock art, Western Australia

The Artefact 1996 Volume 19 D. WELCH

Abstract. Kimberley human figures are depicted in a variety of types and styles with various headdresses, carrying boomerangs in each hand and in alignments that suggest to the author that they are dancing or engaged in ceremony. An early gymnastics scene where a person is said to perform a somersault or cartwheel is described. Similar figures to those described previously for the Kakadu region have now been identified in the Kimberley and are discussed and compared here.