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Internationally significant research to be undertaken – possibly the oldest rock art in the world
KFA is sponsoring a world-class team of multi-disciplinary researchers to undertake a highly innovative rock art dating project. Never before has dating the rock art been attempted on this scale and with this wealth of expertise and dating techniques.
Why is dating the rock art so important? Because the story of Australia’s original settlement is still a poorly known piece in the complete picture. Studying the rock art can provide answers; dating the rock art is central to telling that story. Donate today
Rock paintings can tell us information about how and when people arrived, about the environment at the time, how they lived and adjusted to changing climactic conditions, and something of their beliefs. It could fill the gap in our knowledge of what is known of human migration once Homo sapiens left Africa.
Building on earlier archaeological investigations, this research will provide insights into how early Australians, and ultimately early humans viewed their world.
KFA’s Rock Art Dating project has the potential to change the way the world understands the history of human migration and settlement in Australia. We are working towards conclusively dating the rock art.
The ancient paintings of the Kimberley will help unlcok the secrets and we are asking you to hlep us.
The cash cost (separte to the use of multi-million $ machines provided by in-kind partners) is $670,000 over 3 years. WE would expect first results in 2016. YOur contirubtion could have a real impact on our world!
KFA will collaborate with senior Traditional Owners and community members and relevant Prescribed Body Corporates for this project to get established. The project is also seeking support from the Australia Research Council.