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Accelerator radiocarbon dating of plant-fibre binders in rock paintings from northeastern Australia

  • Alan Watchman (a1) and Noelene Cole (a2)
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During the late Holocene, Aboriginal rock painters in north Queensland selected and combined various natural inorganic and organic materials in paint recipes – possibly to increase the longevity of their paintings. The organic materials make direct radiocarbon dating possible.

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