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Populations expansion as a replacement or merging of peoples: insights from the rock art of Doria Gudaluk (Beswick Creek Cave), Northern Territory Australia

Author(s): Claire Smith ; Ines Domingo ; Didac Roman ; Gary Jackson

Year: 2017

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Summary

The rock art of Doria Gudaluk (Beswick Creek Cave) in the Northern Territory of Australia provided a valuable lesson in the difficulties of interpretation without local knowledge. Now, newly recorded motifs at the site—some only visible through digital enhancement—highlight the dangers of relating stylistic changes to population replacement. When considered in the context of local history, developments in the rock art of Doria Gudaluk during the second half of the twentieth century can be understood as the result of new cultural collaborations between incoming groups and older, local communities.


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Populations expansion as a replacement or merging of peoples: insights from the rock art of Doria Gudaluk (Beswick Creek Cave), Northern Territory Australia. Claire Smith, Ines Domingo, Didac Roman, Gary Jackson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430617)


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Geographic Keywords
Oceania


Spatial Coverage

min long: 111.973; min lat: -52.052 ; max long: -87.715; max lat: 53.331 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15631

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America