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Eons: How Ancient Art Captured Australian Megafauna

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Beneath layers of rock art are drawings of animals so strange that, for a long time, some anthropologists thought they could only have been imagined. But what if these animals really had existed after all? Part of the "Eons" series.

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Runtime: 9 minutes 42 seconds

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