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Indigenous heritage: working ancient wetlands for social benefit and cultural understanding

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This research will be an Aboriginal-driven heritage project that will answer theoretifcal and practical questions about the nature of Aboriginal community engagement in research and higher education. The nature, antiquity and past climates of indigenous occupation in eastern Australian ancient landscapes will form the case study. Oral histories, survey, excavation and archaeological analysis at several ancient wetlands in New England and Tasmania will generate important theoretical and practical archaeological outcomes as well as sustainable community benefits. This cultural heritage research will develop employability skills as well as providing pathways for Aboriginal youth to engage with further education opportunities.

Date/time Interval


  • 2012 - 2014

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP120102316

Local Award Id


  • 109784

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This research will be an Aboriginal-driven heritage project that will answer theoretifcal and practical questions about the nature of Aboriginal community engagement in research and higher education. The nature, antiquity and past climates of indigenous occupation in eastern Australian ancient landscapes will form the case study. Oral histories, survey, excavation and archaeological analysis at several ancient wetlands in New England and Tasmania will generate important theoretical and practical archaeological outcomes as well as sustainable community benefits. This cultural heritage research will develop employability skills as well as providing pathways for Aboriginal youth to engage with further education opportunities.

Date/time Interval


  • 2012 - 2014

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP120102316

Local Award Id


  • 109784