Kakadu contains one of the greatest concentrations of rock art sites in the world and constitutes one of the longest historical records of any group of people.
A major international cultural resource, the significance of Kakadu's art sites is recognised in the park's United Nations World Heritage listing.
Concentrated along the escarpment, in gorges, and on rock outliers, the art sites are tangible evidence of the close personal relationship of Aboriginal people with their land and spiritual heritage.
For Bininj/Mungguy many of the older paintings were done by spirit people. These form a continuing link with traditional beliefs about how the landscape was formed and Aboriginal laws were established.