Dating the Aboriginal rock art of the Kimberley region, WA - landscape geochemistry, surface processes and complementary dating techniques
Grant number: LP130100501 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017
The age of much of the spectacular rock art of the Kimberley region of Western Australia remains unknown, especially in its earliest stages. This project aims to use the most advanced dating techniques now available to determine a sequence of ages for this ancient cultural record, increasing its recognition as a heritage site of international significance.
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Micro-stromatolitic laminations and the origins of engraved, oxalate-rich accretions from Australian rock art shelters
Helen Green, Andrew Gleadow, Damien Finch, Cecilia Myers, Jenna McGovern
Distinctive, dark-coloured, glaze-like mineral accretions are common on low-angle surfaces in sandstone rock shelters in the Kimbe..
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
Oxalate-rich mineral accretions, often found in rock shelters around the world, offer important opportunities for radiocarbon dati..
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
Naturalistic depictions of animals are a common subject for the world's oldest dated rock art, including wild bovids in Indonesia ..
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..