University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Paul S. C. Taçon

The World of Ancient Ancestors

Australian Aboriginal Caves and Other Realms within Rock

By: Paul S. C. Taçon

In 1986, while documenting rock painting sites in Kakadu National Park, east of Darwin in northern Australia, I came upon a remarkable cave-like shelter within a large sandstone outlier. The outlier was sitting in the middle of a vast floodplain, separated from the nearby Arnhem Land plateau. Earlier in the day I had surveyed much […]