Rock Art Dating story on ABC TV’s 7.30 Report

Image: Scientists hope they can establish the age of rock art in the Kimberley. Supplied: Sven Ouzman   Archaeologists and Aboriginal elders are hoping the most comprehensive study of rock art done in the Kimberley region will confirm the images to be among the oldest made by humans anywhere in the world. View full article

Thank You!

Image: Helen Green, Post-Doctoral Researcher from the University of Melbourne   As a final post I would like to thank everybody who was involved in the 2015 KFA Dating Project camp in the Drysdale River National Park. I was utterly blown away by the spectacular setting and the rock art and by the wonderful people

KIMBERLEY ROCK ART: A World Treasure (film)

Kimberley rock art is one the largest figurative bodies of art to survive anywhere on the planet…. and yet so little is known about it. The Kimberley Foundation Australia is about to change that. The Foundation is sponsoring a world-class team of scientists to date the rock art.  

Final Days!

Blog 5: Barking Owl Field Camp (Day 17-21) Final Days! Today (Day14) we receive a visit from the Vice Chancellor of Melbourne University Professor Glynn Davis and his wife Prof. Margaret Gardener, Vice Chancellor of Monash University. It is a terrific opportunity for us to demonstrate our work in such a spectacular context and for

Peak Camp!

Blog 4: Barking Owl Field Camp (Day 8-16) Peak Camp! With helicopter pilot Nick Sundblom on board, suddenly our commute to work has got a whole lot quicker. Sites that would normally take us up to 3 hours to walk to can be reached in 5 minutes! This maximises our efficiency in sample collecting as

VIP Visitors

Blog 3: Barking Owl Field Camp (Day 5-7) VIP Visitors Time is spent describing and demonstrating our sampling techniques with our Aboriginal co-workers Scottie, Mark and Chubby. We explain how we carefully remove very small samples and often reveal, rather than damage any of the underlying pigment. Each sample is taken with the approval of

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