Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170100812 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Dr Jonathan Benjamin; Prof Sean Ulm; Prof Peter Veth; Prof Jorg Hacker; Dr Michael O'Leary; Prof Geoffrey Bailey; Prof Mads Holst

Brief description This project aims to investigate the records of the now-submerged Pilbara coast (50,000 to 7000 years ago). Nearly a third of Australia’s landmass was drowned after the last ice age, and sea-level change displaced generations of people. Submerged landscape archaeology will help reveal past sea-level rise, population resilience, mobility and diet. The project integrates cultural and environmental studies and material analysis, and adapts a method from the world’s only confirmed submarine middens. It will use marine and aerial survey techniques to investigate physical and cultural submerged landscapes. This project expects to influence heritage and environmental management and the marine heritage sector.

Funding Amount $597,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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