MUD WASP NESTS TO DATE ANCIENT ABORIGINAL KIMBERLEY ROCK ART

Community & Indigenous radio interview with Damien Finch, PhD student from the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne and Ian Waina, Kwini man from Kalumburu community   Damien Finch with TO Michael David Morlumbun     The Kimberley region in Western Australia is a vast gallery of ancient Aboriginal rock art, containing tens

Gwion paintings in the Kimberley were created around 12,000 years ago, wasp nests suggest

Enigmatic human figures with elaborate headdresses, arm and waist decorations adorn rock shelters in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. This style of art, known as Gwion, Kiro Kiro or Kujon, was painted by the ancestors of today’s traditional owners around 12,000 years ago, a new study suggests. The Gwion Gwion paintings were created by

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

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