Thank You!

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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

Final Days!

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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!

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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

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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

Scouting and Getting Started

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Blog 2: Barking Owl Field Camp (Day 2-4) Scouting and Getting Started Paul and Cecilia head up to Kalumburu to collect the Traditional Owners – Mark Unghango, Scottie Unghango and Ernie ‘Chubby’ Boona, who’s country we are on and who will accompany us at camp to provide advice and approval on the sampling over the

Journey to camp

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There is growing momentum around the importance of Australia’s rock art heritage. Journey to Camp The Melbourne University team (Helen Green, Damien Finch, Jordy Grinpukel, Paul Hartley) and UWA (Sven Ouzman) flew to Kununurra via Broome and drove into camp, overnighting at Theda station for a welcome rest, shower and a lovely meal. We left

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