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Rock art, Maerewhenua

Rock art, Maerewhenua

These mysterious images, thought to be early examples of rock art, were found at Maerewhenua, North Otago. Although they appear blue, the pigment is actually black. Strongly blue rock art has been reported, but not proved in the field.

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, 'Ngā toi ana - Rock art designs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45524/rock-art-maerewhenua (accessed 24 June 2019)

Story by , published 22 Oct 2014