Australia’s rock art - Incredible new discoveries

27 August 2022 - 27 August 2022 10.30am - 11.30am
Domain Theatre
Join us to gain fascinating insights into a research journey that led to identifying the age of some of Australia’s oldest rock paintings, and find out how wasp nests became the subject of global media attention.

To begin, this lecture will include a short film introduction whereby Traditional Owner Ian Waina and Kwini man from the Kalumburu community in the Kimberley explains his involvement in the Rock Art Dating project and the importance of understanding the significance of the rock art to understand the history of human habitation in Australia.

Then Dr Damien Finch, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Earth Sciences and a member of Rock Art Australia’s (RAA) Rock Art Dating project, will then illustrate how his dating technique confirmed a two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo deep in a northeast Kimberley rock shelter on Balanggarra Country was painted around 17,300 years ago – dating back more than 600 generations!

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