Australian Ice Age Rock Art may depict earth's oldest recordings of Shamanistic rituals

Michaelsen, Per, Ebersole, Tasja W., Smith, Noel W., and Biro, Paul (2000) Australian Ice Age Rock Art may depict earth's oldest recordings of Shamanistic rituals. Mankind Quarterly, 41 (2). pp. 131-146.

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Abstract

Bradshaw rock art, unique to the Kimberley, Northwestern Australia, depicts human-like figures characterized by extensive headdresses and elaborate body ornamentation. Numerous figures seem to float in space, as though in ecstatic behavior.

Item ID: 12097
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Bradshaws, rock art, Kimberley, Upper Paleolithic, shamanism
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ISSN: 0025-2344
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 22:27
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210108 Historical Archaeology (incl Industrial Archaeology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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