World’s oldest known ground-edge stone axe fragments found in Western Australia

Archaeologists from The Australian National University (ANU) have unearthed fragments from the edge of the world’s oldest-known axe, found in the Kimberley, WA.  The project was an Australian Research Council Linkage grant awarded to Professor O’Connor ANU and Professor Jane Balme of The University of Western Australia, Chief Investigators of the KFA-sponsored Lifeways project. Although

ABC Radio National interview Peter Veth on Kimberley Rock Art

Image: Gwion style figures with details of plants shown in grey (graphics by Pauline Heaney) from Veth, P., Myers, C., Heaney, P. and S. Ouzman. Plants before farming: The deep history of plant-use and representation in the rock art of Australia’s Kimberley region. (Supplied/ Kimberley Foundation)   Peter Veth interview on Rock Art in the

Rock Art Dating story on ABC TV’s 7.30 Report

Image: Scientists hope they can establish the age of rock art in the Kimberley. Supplied: Sven Ouzman   Archaeologists and Aboriginal elders are hoping the most comprehensive study of rock art done in the Kimberley region will confirm the images to be among the oldest made by humans anywhere in the world. View full article

Thank You!

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

KIMBERLEY ROCK ART: A World Treasure (film)

Kimberley rock art is one the largest figurative bodies of art to survive anywhere on the planet…. and yet so little is known about it. The Kimberley Foundation Australia is about to change that. The Foundation is sponsoring a world-class team of scientists to date the rock art.  

Final Days!

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

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