Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP130100802 [ 2013 - 2015 ]

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Researchers Prof Peter Veth; Prof Alistair Paterson; Prof Mark Basgall; Prof David Zeanah; Dr Tiina Manne; Dr Christa Placzek; Dr Brian Codding; Ms Corioli Souter

Brief description This project will study human occupation from exceptionally rich sites on Barrow Island, located off northwest Australia, profiling a continuous reliance on coastal resources until isolation. Whaling and pearling started in the nineteenth century using Indigenous labourers after a 7,000 year gap in human occupation.

Funding Amount $1,175,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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