Accelerator radiocarbon dating of human blood proteins in pigments from Late Pleistocene art sites in Australia Academic Article uri icon


  • Absolute dating of rock paintings has always used an indirect means, generally by dating material in strata sealing or overlying the pictures. AMS dating of very small carbon samples now allows direct determination of the age of an organic portion in the matter of the picture itself.


  • Loy, TH
  • Jones, Rhys
  • Nelson, DE
  • Meehan, Betty
  • Vogel, John
  • Southon, John
  • Cosgrove, Richard

publication date

  • March 1990