Signifying Animal and Archaeozoology of 'Bidwern' (Rock Art), Arnhem Land, Australia
Dr Daryl Wesley (Flinders University)
Analysing animal depicted in rock art can provide an important approach to understanding human, animal and ecological relationships. Without a late Pleistocene palaeontological faunal assemblage in northern Australia, rock art provides a potential record of the interaction between people and fauna beyond the mid to early Holocene. For palaeontologists, the discovery of any previously unreported species in northern Australia can significantly shift the Australian natural history record, owing to the current fragmentary evidence and contested timings for faunal extinctions. If megafauna and humans cohabited Australia for a period of time in the Pleistocene this may have implications for representations in rock art. Conversely, if megafauna cannot be reliably identified in rock art there are implications for the timings for inscribing the Arnhem Land landscape.
When: Friday 9th August 15:30 - 16:30
Where: Sir Roland Wilson Building, Room 1.02
Who: Dr Daryl Wesly (Flinders University)
National Science Week - GRIT
GRIT is a citizen science project for divers who love shipwrecks.
The destruction of underwater cultural heritage has increased rapidly in the last two hundred years due to human impact and natural weather events.
To understand what is happening to our underwater heritage this project aims to give you the chance to 'adopt a wreck' and to monitor the condition of your shipwreck or submerged aircraft.
GRIT offers a free workshop to learn how to monitor and share findings among people who love diving shipwrecks, sunken aircraft and other underwater cultural heritage.
When: 9:00am and 3:00pm, Saturday 10th August
Where: Australian Centre on China in the World (Building #186) Fellows Lane, ANU, Seminar Room A/B.
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