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Human responses to long term landscape and climate change in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • A multi-disciplinary research endeavour that includes the Traditional Tribal Groups from the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area will investigate the impact of past global climate change on a fragile, semi-arid ecosystem in the continent's southeast. It will document the strategies that Indigenous Australians employed to accommodate large-scale changes in landscape and environment. This work will result in the first integrated account of human and landscape history for an area that has attracted international attention since it was inscribed on the WorldHeritage register in 1981.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1092966

Local Award Id


  • 11502

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • A multi-disciplinary research endeavour that includes the Traditional Tribal Groups from the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area will investigate the impact of past global climate change on a fragile, semi-arid ecosystem in the continent's southeast. It will document the strategies that Indigenous Australians employed to accommodate large-scale changes in landscape and environment. This work will result in the first integrated account of human and landscape history for an area that has attracted international attention since it was inscribed on the WorldHeritage register in 1981.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1092966

Local Award Id


  • 11502