[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE170101447]
Dr Daryl Wesley
(Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)
Brief description Rock art as a proxy for environmental change. The project aims to identify fauna in rock art in the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area, NT, an area with no Pleistocene palaeontological fauna record. Rock art in Arnhem Land preserves information about past fauna species unavailable archaeologically beyond the Late Holocene. This repertoire has been vastly under-exploited as a source of data about changing human-animal relationships past and present. The research will augment zoological methods with insights from Aboriginal people. Securely identifying and dating fauna species in rock art is expected to enhance understanding past human-animal relationships. Potential benefits include enhancing international significance of Australia’s rock art and informing debates on megafauna extinctions, climate, and environmental change in Australia.
Funding Amount $359,586
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
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