Peak Camp!

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

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

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

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

Overview

Image: Helen Green   A world-class team of scientists on the KFA-sponsored Australian Research Council Rock Art Dating Project recently participated on a field camp with Armbangardi traditional owners in the Drysdale River National Park. Why? They are hoping to determine the age of the rock art. The project is regarded as the most innovative

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