DATING THE ABORIGINAL ROCK ART SEQUENCE OF THE KIMBERLEY IN NW AUSTRALIA
Grant number: LP170100155 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022
This project aims to develop a robust time scale for the known aboriginal rock art sequence in the Kimberley, Western Australia (WA). The project will use new knowledge of complex processes on sandstone surfaces across the north Kimberley, and an innovative combination of four scientific dating methods developed through our earlier work. The project expects to provide a well-dated sequence for Kimberley rock art based on replication of results, confirmation across different methods, and a large interdisciplinary data set. The project will allow rigorous analysis of the relationship between dating results and rock art styles that has not previously been possible, and give new insights into Au..View full description
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Micro-stromatolitic laminations and the origins of engraved, oxalate-rich accretions from Australian rock art shelters
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Dating correlated microlayers in oxalate accretions from rock art shelters: New archives of paleoenvironments and human activity
Helen Green, Andrew Gleadow, Vladimir A Levchenko, Damien Finch, Cecilia Myers, Jenna McGovern, Pauline Heaney, Robyn Pickering
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Ages for Australia's oldest rock paintings
Damien Finch, Andrew Gleadow, Janet Hergt, Pauline Heaney, Helen Green, Cecilia Myers, Peter Veth, Sam Harper, Sven Ouzman, Vladimir A Levchenko
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12,000-Year-old Aboriginal rock art from the Kimberley region, Western Australia
Damien Finch, Andrew Gleadow, Janet Hergt, Vladimir A Levchenko, Pauline Heaney, Peter Veth, Sam Harper, Sven Ouzman, Cecilia Myers, Helen Green
The Kimberley region in Western Australia hosts one of the world's most substantial bodies of indigenous rock art thought to exten..
Characterisation of mineral deposition systems associated with rock art in the Kimberley region of northwest Australia
Helen Green, Andrew Gleadow, Damien Finch
This data article contains mineralogical and chemical data from mineral accretions sampled from rock art shelters in the Kimberley..