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

Media release: Doctoral Medal awarded to KFA researcher for best doctoral thesis

Dr Ben Gunn is the recipient of Monash University’s Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for best doctoral thesis completed in the Faculty of Arts. The Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal was established in 1998 and is named after the late pioneering physiologist, Emeritus Professor Mollie Holman AO in honour of her significant contribution to science and education.

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Rock art research is central to answering some of the big questions about human migration The impact made through KFA rock art research has the potential to rewrite the history of human migration. Recent research backed by the KFA is the latest in a string of findings that is re-shaping ideas about human migration. It

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