Scientists make new discovery in Aboriginal rock art

You will never think of a wasp nest the same, learning that it can help provide age estimates for Australia’s most precious rock art.

ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) and University of Melbourne researchers have developed a new way to provide age estimates for Aboriginal rock art.

The project started back in 2014 with funding from the Australian Research Council and is the first-time scientists have been able to date a range of these ancient artworks, which people have been trying to establish for more than 20 years.

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