Leading French archaeologist in Melbourne

  Jean-Michel Geneste is a professor and Conservateur Général du Patrimoine for the French Ministry of Culture. He has been curator of Lascaux for more than twenty years and led the Chauvet Cave research team in France. See below for links to articles and publications he has written.   Landscape Australia Magazine – Article Nawarla Gabarnmang A

New evidence of first Australians 65,000 years ago

The time when humans arrived in Australia has been an evolving story of its own. Early ideas in the 1970s were that the first people arrived in Australia just a few thousand years ago. Then with the discovery of remains at Lake Mungo in NSW the date was pushed out to 40,000 years. More recent

Rock of Age

Essenze Australia Vol 12 August 2018 The Art of Contemporary Luxury. Rock of Age featuring Cas Bennetto, CEO Kimberley Foundation Australia. CEO of Kimberley Foundation Australia, Cas Bennetto holds her audience captive as she tells the story of the Kimberley rock art in Western Australia. “The Kimberley rock art is one if the world’s largest, most

E-News August 2018

BBC TV DOCUMENTARY PAYS A VISIT TO THE ROCK ART DATING TEAM British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley was in the Kimberley last month filming for the forthcoming BBC documentary How Art Began. Hosted by KFA Chairman Maria Myers, he spent several days in the field with the KFA-sponsored Rock Art Dating research team in the Drysdale River National Park.  Sir Antony was startled

Aboriginal archaeological discovery in Kakadu rewrites the history of Australia

Jabiru, Northern Territory: Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for a minimum of 65,000 years, a team of archaeologists has established – 18,000 years longer than had been proved previously and at least 5000 years longer than had been speculated by the most optimistic researchers. The world-first finding, which follows years of archaeological digging in an

How to get to Australia … more than 50,000 years ago

Over just the past few years, new archaeological findings have revealed the lives of early Aboriginal Australians in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu potentially as early as 65,000 years ago, from the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia by about 50,000 years ago, and the Flinders Ranges of South Australia by around 49,000 years ago. But how was

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