The Weekend Australian - - THE NATION -

Spread over 260,000ha on n a belt of sand­stone es­carp­ments near Laura, about 50km west of Cook­town.

Hun­dreds of sites have be een recorded, with more paint­ing galler ries and rock en­grav­ings dis­cov­ered ev very month.

Some of the rock art is es sti­mated to be

34,000 years old, with ro ock en­grav­ings dated at more than 14,00 00 years old.

The art is well- known for its fig­u­ra­tive art. Es­pe­cially images of spirit be­ings.

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