KIMBERLEY VISIONS: ROCK ART STYLE PROVINCES IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Grant number: LP150100490 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021

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Abstract

This project aims to examine the role that art has played in managing social and environmental change over the past 50 000 years. The project seeks to carry out the first systematic comparative analysis of different rock art repertoires and associated archaeology from the Kimberley and Arnhem Land. It is intended that identifying continuities and changes in this archaeological signature will provide direct evidence of how people adapted and signalled their identity. Intended outcomes are new understanding to contribute to inter-regional rock art studies and inform Indigenous and government heritage management practices.

University of Melbourne Researchers