Rock Art of the Western Desert & Great Basin

Long Term Social Responses to Environmental Change


Project Overview

This project explores the nature of graphic and stylistic responses to changing environment over time in the Western Desert of Australia. It seeks global understandings of arid-zone hunter-gatherer behaviours by undertaking similar studies of prehistoric rock art production in the Great Basin, USA.

Bureau of Land Management
University of California Berkeley
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This ARC Funded Future Fellowship (FT100100206) is with partner organisation University of California (Berkeley) and collaborators Bureau of Land Management (CA), Dave Whitley and Mark Giambastiani (ASM), Nicholas Pay (BLM), Mark Basgall (CSUS), Greg Haverstock (BLM), David Lee and Tom Origer (CA).

This project was funded from 2012 – 2015


Investigators & Research Staff

Lead Chief Investigator


Jo McDonald

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Project Updates

Mailing Address:

Centre for Rock Art, Research + Management,

School of Social Sciences,

M257, 32 Stirling Highway, Perth WA 6009

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