rock art is associated with the ceremonies and rituals of
the Adnyamathanha people. Paintings are located in covered
areas such as caves. The materials used for painting are charcoal
and coloured ochres that are combined with water or animal
fat to produce paint. Many symbols used in Adnyamathanha rock
art are still used in contemporary paintings.
Adnyamathanha ceremonies ceased during the 1940's and now Adnyamathanha
rock art is disappearing because it has not been touched up
regularly through traditional ceremonies. An example of this
is Arkaroo Rock in the south-east corner of Wilpena Pound which
is 6000 years old.