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World Heritage Site

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Contact Rock Art

Rock art scenes that depict aspects of cultural contact between indigenous groups and European settlers/colonists.

The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.

Connected Sites

  • Camino Real: In the Cueva de Avalos, several representations of the Christian cross exist (nom file), also horse carts etc
  • Kakadu National Park: Nanguluwur .....(t)here is also an interesting example of "contact art" depicting a two-masted sailing ship with anchor chain and a dinghy trailing behind. (wiki)
  • Maloti Drakensberg: British soldiers depicted at Main Caves, Giant's Castle


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source