Did mega-drought destroy Aboriginal culture?
THE INTERVAL BETWEEN TWO styles of rock art in the Kimberley could be explained by a 1500-year-long mega-drought, new research suggests.
The remote Kimberley region of northwest Australia is home to one of the world’s largest collections of rock art. The paintings are characterised by two distinct forms: the Gwion Gwion, or Bradshaw, figures, which date from 17,000 to about 5000 years ago, and the Wandjina figures, which emerged approximately 4000 years ago and continue today.
A 2,750-year-old temple and a cache of sacred vessels from biblical times were discovered in an archaeological excavation near Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.Global drive in support of Brazil's threatened Awa tribe
A London-based rights group used Human Rights Day Monday to coordinate a global drive in support of the Awa of the Brazilian Amazon, describing them as "Earth's most threatened tribe".A Peruvian shaman performs a ritual ofEnd of the World
A Peruvian shaman performs a ritual at a beach to prevent the end of the world, in Lima December 20, 2012. Shamans performed several rituals to calm believers and ward off the end of the world predictionsRejuvenated after Bali trip
MEDICINE men and women are found in many cultures as an alternative method to manage health issues and help people find balance in body, mind and spirit.
The traditional way of healing continues to exist alongside modern medicine, and in countries like Indonesia, Thailand and India, a spiritual healer is often consulted before a medical doctor.