Rock art in Dakhleh Oasis

Serwis Nauka w Polsce has reported on its English language archaeology page that rock art dating to between 8000 and 5000 years ago has been the subject of recent research by Michael Kobusiewicz from the Polish Academy of Sciences, and a veteran of Predynastic studies in Egypt.   He has been studying the prehistoric settlement of Dakhleh oasis andin spite of the difficulties involved in tying in rock art and other archaeological data  has been looking at the rock art as part of the prehistoric landscape.  He places the rock art, tentatively, in the Neolithic, but accepts that there are problems with the dating of these scenes.

There’s a single small photograph on the above page, but it is highly distinctive and well worth a look.


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