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

Who we are, what we do, and what we value

The Kimberley Foundation Australia (KFA) promotes research of Indigenous rock art and Australia’s globally important human and environmental history. It is the scientific evidence of 65,000 years of continuous, unbroken Indigenous occupation that compels the research and the KFA. Rock art research and research of the Kimberley’s environmental history is central to answering some of

Deep time, teamwork and two-way learning

The Australian, 17 May 2019 – By Victoria Laurie, Senior Reporter. Traditional owner Ian Waina dating Kimberley rock art. Picture: Kimberley Foundation Australia In northwest Australia’s rugged plateau country, the business of dating Australia’s human origins is being carried out with painstaking effort – and unique philanthropic backing. Indigenous Kimberley organisations draw on cultural roots

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

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