Connecting with the Rock Art Dating team online

Last week more than 100 households joined our webinar A Glimpse of the Kimberley – Stories from the field featuring Traditional Owner Ian Waina, scientists Prof Andy Gleadow and Dr Helen Green, and logistics/outdoor manager Paul Hartley. The panellists gave us a taste of what it’s like in the field on the Rock Art Dating Project. They were quizzed

KFA remains on mission and research continues apace

In these unusual days of lockdown, KFA continues its national mission: telling the story of the earliest human habitation of Australia, and subsequent adaptation and stories of survival. This story begins with the rock art record, and continues with the help of science, archaeology, and cultural knowledge to give us revelations that inform and inspire

Inaugural Kimberley Foundation Minderoo Chair of Archaeological Science announced

Dr Rachel Popelka-Filcoff, an internationally recognised expert in radioanalytical chemistry and the scientific analysis of Indigenous Australian natural mineral pigments will lead the University of Melbourne’s Archaeological Science Group as the Kimberley Foundation Minderoo Chair in Archaeological Science. She takes up her position as Professor of Archaeological Science at the University of Melbourne in June.

BBC Radio 5 Live interview with Damien Finch

BBC Radio 5 Live “Up all night” – a ~10 minute live radio talk with Nick Garnett. The date of the art work published today in the journal Science Advances, is based on radiocarbon dating of mud wasp nests. Gwion paintings in the Kimberley were created around 12,000 years ago, wasp nests suggest. Nick Garnett speaks with Damien


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 The Wire   TO Ian Waina The Kimberley region in Western Australia is a vast gallery of ancient Aboriginal rock art, containing tens of thousands of rock

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