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The Early Rock Art of the Kimberley, Australia: Developing a Chronology

By David M. Welch

Abstract. This paper discusses methods that have been used in order to obtain a chronological sequence for some of the Kimberley rock art. A broad chronology is established using the relative ages of straight and bent-legged human figures in relationship to each other, and to the formation of silica skins and degree of weathering. Possibilities for absolute dating of the paintings are briefly discussed.