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Ancestromorphs? Volume 56 Number 5, September/October 2003
by Jarrett A. Lobell

Very rare, half-human, half-animal composites known as anthromorphs are among the more than 200 figures identified in a recent discovery of 4,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art in the Wollemi National Park in eastern Australia. Anthromorphs, thought to represent the Aborginal Ancestral Being, were found along with hand outlines and depictions of an eagle and a goanna, a large Australian lizard.

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