Cave raiders: Thai archaeologists hunt ancient artwork

An antelope, a lonely figure, a family linking arms—Kanniga Premjai shines her flashlight across a cave to reveal long-hidden paintings, a stunning discovery for Thailand's scrappy team of archaeologists.

Arnhem Land Maliwawa rock art opens window to past

zStunning Arnhem Land rock art images including three rare depictions of bilbies and a dugong have been described by researchers in a new paper in Australian Archaeology this week.

Miniature rock art expands horizons

Australian archaeologists have discovered some of the most detailed examples of rare, small-scale rock art in the form of miniature stencils in a rockshelter traditionally owned by the Marra people.

Uncovering the secrets of ancient rock art using 'X-ray vision'

Prehistoric rock paintings are a source of fascination across the world. Aside from their beauty, there's deep meaning in these strokes, which depict ancient rituals and important symbols. To learn more about these murals, ...

How we know that ancient African people valued fossils and rocks

It's been nearly 50 years since geologist and author Dorothy Vitaliano coined the term "geomythology". This refers to the study of oral traditions from around the world that explain geological and other natural phenomena ...

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