Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160101832 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Paul Tacon; Dr Sally May; Dr Liam Brady; Dr Duncan Wright; Prof Joakim Goldhahn; Prof Ines Domingo Sanz

Brief description The project aims to investigate one of Australia’s most extraordinary bodies of rock art, spread across Arnhem Land’s Wellington Range, in order to answer important archaeological research questions, provide Traditional Owners with a comprehensive digital record of their rock art heritage and develop a long term management plan. Field research will include survey, 2-D and 3-D rock art recording, limited excavation and sampling for dating. The project is designed to situate Wellington Range rock art in regional and global contexts in order to better understand long-term north Australian Aboriginal experience and its expression in relation to other hunter-gatherer groups and to gain new insight into human cultural and cognitive development.

Funding Amount $490,100

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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