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

When archaeology and geology combine

Damien Finch is a PhD candidate at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne and is a member of the KFA’s Rock Art Dating team.  How mud wasp nests help delve into our country’s past. We all appreciate a warm, secure home to go to at the end of the day, and so do mud

Deep time climate reconstruction awarded ARC funding and KFA support

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

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

A ‘career scientist of exceptional merit, 29 year old Dr Helen Green is the recipient of a major 5-year Research Fellowship

“Australian Rock Art links into a culture that is ongoing and represents one of the longest cultural traditions on the planet. It is amazing to be able to contribute to a research project of this stature” DR HELEN GREEN   A new Fellowship in Rock Art Dating has been awarded to the Kimberley Foundation Australia

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