Life Ways of the First Australians

  • O'Connor, Susan (Primary Investigator)
  • Balme, Jane (Co-Investigator)
  • Smith, Moya (Co-Investigator)
  • Vannieuwenhuyse, Dorcas (Co-Investigator)

    Project Details

    Description

    This project investigated the archaeology of the Oscar Napier Ranges, Kimberley WA. The region is of enormous archaeological significance because of the unparalleled preservation of organic remains dating back over 40,000 years found within cave deposits. We will recover and analyse this ancient material for information on a wide range of daily activities. Rock art in the region will be recorded, analysed and dated using newly developed techniques. The results will be integrated, along with environmental data to produce a more holistic picture of the life ways of the first Australians than has previously been available.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date27/10/1031/12/17

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD636,000.00