The rock art of Viking Cave

1 Comment
Tham Phrayanaga/Viking Cave

Stories by Alex is a video series featuring ancient civilisations around the world. In this episode, he visits Tham Phrayanaga or Viking Cave in southern Thailand, a rock art site with depictions of ships from many different cultures and highlights the vibrant maritime silk route in Southeast Asia. I have previously worked at this site before with Atthasit Sukkham, one of the people featured in this video. The Viking Cave is not normally open to public, so it’s a great way to see the site!

Tham Phrayanaga/Viking Cave

Tham Phrayanaga/Viking Cave

[youtube gBwmBCJzNJs]

Rock art tells of interactions between ancient Indonesians and Australians

No Comments

The dating of Aboriginal Australian rock art depicting the contact between Makassan ships and indigenous Australians suggests that contact between the two communities existed at least a hundred years earlier than originally thought.

Australia’s rock art discovery – sailing vessels visit in mid-1600’s

Sail, 25 July 2010

We have contact: rock art records early visitors
The Canberra Times, 24 July 2010
Read More