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Native Californians got high on hallucinogens and painted rock art, study finds

The cave is home to a striking image of a pinwheel thought to represent the distinctive shape of the sacred datura flower, or Datura wrightii. This perennial plant species, native to California, is known to have psychoactive properties. Quids -- small packages of leaves and fibrous material from the plant -- that were typically chewed were found stuck in crevices in the cave ceiling. ...

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Rock art discovery saves cultural heritage site in the Pilbara – Griffith News

Griffith University researchers were part of a team that helped secure the protection of a culturally significant Aboriginal rock art site in Pilbara, Western Australia. In research published in Quaternary International Dr Jillian Huntley and Associate Professor Lynley Wallis from the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, with the Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC and consultant archaeologists Birgitta Stephenson and former Rio Tinto ...

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Rock art discovery saves cultural heritage site in Pilbara

Griffith University researchers were part of a team that helped secure the protection of a culturally significant Aboriginal rock art site in Pilbara, Western Australia.In research published in Quaternary International Dr Jillian Huntley and Associate Professor Lynley Wallis from the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, with the Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC and consultant archaeologists Birgitta Stephenson and former Rio Tinto Heritage ...

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