Rock Art: Just another sign of mental impairment?

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There’s an amusing story on BBC from Australia about wallabies being the explanation for crop circles. In the opium farms of Tasmania, wallabies who jump through the fences and eat the poppy end up getting “as high as a kite and going around in circles”, resulting in the familiar crop circles that we love to attribute to beings from outer space. Amusing as it sounds, crop circles, like rock art, can be classified as a type of landscape art, and the narcotic antics of these marsupials show us one possibility behind the rock art left by ancient peoples.

photo credit: Wm Jas
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