The archaeological site of Nawarla Gabarnmang, in Australia's "Top End", is one of the world's great rock art sites. Here we discuss how the complex layers of overlapping rock art can be investigated in relation to the changing configuration of rock art surfaces spanning some 50,000 years of Aboriginal occupation within the site. This paper analyses the rocks that make up the rock art's "canvas" to develop a new approach to rock art, as socially constructed and engaged "architecture" rather than as a "natural" cave surface.
|Translated title of the contribution||Nawarla Gabarnmang (Arnhem Land, Australia) : The architecture of an ornate site|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Les Nouvelles de l'archéologie|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|