Waiet: Archaeology of a Torres Strait Islander ritual pathway

  • Wright, Duncan (Primary Investigator)
  • Clark, Geoffrey (Co-Investigator)
  • Huntley, Jillian (Co-Investigator)

    Project Details


    The project aims to provide a high-resolution archaeological record of ritual mobility by examining a Torres Strait Islander initiation pathway. The project is expected to generate new knowledge about human movement and improve public understanding of Indigenous peoples connection with country. Anticipated outcomes of the multi-disciplinary and community-led research include the first detailed record of ancient ritual mobility in northern Australia and development of a web-based system to transfer archival information between cultural institutions and remote communities. This should provide significant benefits and assist Meriam people to engage with their cultural heritage and expand public knowledge about Indigenous forms of mobility.
    Effective start/end date2/06/211/06/25


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$364,818.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$32,081.00


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