[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100393]
Researchers Prof Josephine McDonald; Prof Peter Veth; Prof Alistair Paterson; Asst Prof Jamie Hampson; Dr Katie Glaskin; Asst Prof Thomas Whitley; A/Prof Paul Bourke; Dr Kenneth Mulvaney
Brief description Despite the acknowledged National Heritage significance of the Dampier Archipelago's petroglyphs and stone features, there has been little research which assists in knowing when, why and how this art was produced. This landscape was occupied and art was produced both before and after sea level rise c.8-6,000 years ago. Developing a reliable chronology of occupation will allow a reconstruction of the role that art played in land-use systems of the Archipelago and adjacent Abydos Plain. This will be achieved by targeting and analysing landscapes associated with the earliest art of the Archipelago. The second aim is to explore contemporary social connections to this place back to first contact with historical seafarers and colonial settlers.
Funding Amount 720000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects