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Oldest-known Australian rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo in the Kimberley, wasp nests show



As far as Australian icons go, it’s hard to look past the kangaroo. Now it turns out the quintessential macropod is also the subject of Australia’s oldest-known rock painting.

The 17,300-year-old roo, portrayed in dark mulberry paint on the ceiling of a rock shelter in the Kimberley, is one of a suite of animal depictions — and the odd…

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