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Change and continuity: chronology, archaeology and art in the North Kimberley, Northwest Australia

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This study will document and date major turning points in the human occupation of the North Kimberley, Northwest Australia. It will be multi-disciplinary, and will include use of remote sensing and systematic surveys to locate and map such sites in context; historical and ethnographic research; archaeological excavations at open and shelter sites; recording and dating of the rock art sites; and collection of palaeo-environmental evidence. The resulting database will be an invaluable research, conservation and management tool in an area with increasing tourist use; and will provide a means for predicting site distributions elsewhere in the region to minimise development impacts.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0991845

Local Award Id


  • 10854

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This study will document and date major turning points in the human occupation of the North Kimberley, Northwest Australia. It will be multi-disciplinary, and will include use of remote sensing and systematic surveys to locate and map such sites in context; historical and ethnographic research; archaeological excavations at open and shelter sites; recording and dating of the rock art sites; and collection of palaeo-environmental evidence. The resulting database will be an invaluable research, conservation and management tool in an area with increasing tourist use; and will provide a means for predicting site distributions elsewhere in the region to minimise development impacts.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0991845

Local Award Id


  • 10854