Kimberley Visions: rock art style provinces in northern Australia

  • David, Bruno (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Gleadow, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ouzman, Sven (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Porr, Martin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Veth, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Zubieta Calvert, Leslie (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

Kimberley Visions addresses a foundational question in the study of human symbolic behaviour - what role does art play in managing social and environmental change over the past 50,000 years? This project will carry out the first systematic comparative analysis of different rock art repertoires and associated archaeology from the Kimberley and Arnhem Land. Identifying continuities and changes in this archaeological signature will provide direct evidence of how people adapted and signalled their identity. The project's multi-disciplinary team will employ innovative methods that will leave a permanent global legacy for inter-regional rock art studies. Scientific findings will also inform Indigenous and government heritage management practices.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/07/1530/06/19

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD97,839.00