Sandy Creek, Yam Camp and Magnificent Gallery sites

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Guugu Yimithirr

Sandy creek – People started using the rock shelters around this location about 32,000  years ago. There are rock carvings here and scientists have found old tools in the ground, among which a ground-edge axe very similar to those from Arnhem Land.

Yam camp – People have used these rock shelters for a long time, bones from the animals they hunted have been found in the ground. There are also a great number of beautiful rock paintings and engravings here.

Magnificent Gallery – People have used this rock shelter for a long time. There are about 450 rock paintings here, the oldest are around 20,000 years old, the most recent ones date to about 1,200 years ago.

English

Sandy creek – People started using the rock shelters around this location about 32,000  years ago. There are rock carvings here and scientists have found old tools in the ground, among which a ground-edge axe very similar to those from Arnhem Land.

Yam camp – People have used these rock shelters for a long time, bones from the animals they hunted have been found in the ground. There are also a great number of beautiful rock paintings and engravings here.

Magnificent Gallery – People have used this rock shelter for a long time. There are about 450 rock paintings here, the oldest are around 20,000 years old, the most recent ones date to about 1,200 years ago.

The above photograph of Sandy Creek Aboriginal Rock Art Site is from Leo Dubal, www.archaeometry.org

The above photograph of Guardian Place, Yam Camp was taken by  Monique Larrey, www.archaeometry.org

The above photograph of one of Magnificent Gallery’s painted walls with a Jarramali guide was taken from https://jarramalirockarttours.com.au/

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