BBC Radio 5 Live interview with Damien Finch

BBC Radio 5 Live “Up all night” – a ~10 minute live radio talk with Nick Garnett. The date of the art work published today in the journal Science Advances, is based on radiocarbon dating of mud wasp nests. Gwion paintings in the Kimberley were created around 12,000 years ago, wasp nests suggest. Nick Garnett speaks with Damien

Gwion paintings in the Kimberley were created around 12,000 years ago, wasp nests suggest

Enigmatic human figures with elaborate headdresses, arm and waist decorations adorn rock shelters in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. This style of art, known as Gwion, Kiro Kiro or Kujon, was painted by the ancestors of today’s traditional owners around 12,000 years ago, a new study suggests. The Gwion Gwion paintings were created by

Research funded by the Kimberley Foundation Australia reveals Aboriginal occupation in the North West at 50,000 years ago.

A team of archaeologists led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with Traditional Owners, has discovered that the remote Drysdale River catchment in Western Australia’s northern Kimberley region has one of the earliest and securely dated sites for Aboriginal occupation in the North West at 50,000 years ago. The site also has evidence

Rock Art Dating-2

Professor Andy Gleadow, Chairman of KFA’s Science Advisory Council and leader of the Rock Art Dating-2 project sums up the last five years of research and labour which is leading to exciting connections between what was going on in the Kimberley and other great art provinces in Australia; and a wonderful collation of research results and

Unlocking Environmental Archives

Research to establish a series of long-duration paleo-environmental and paleo climate reconstructions for the Kimberley region spanning the last 60,000 years has been awarded an Australia Research Council grant of $460,429. The project was seed funded by the Kimberley Foundation Australia. The multi-disciplinary research program Unlocking the environmental archives of the Kimberley’s past is led by Professor

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