Dating Murujuga's Rock Art

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Project Overview

This project will bring innovative science to understand the age of the rock art and stone features of Murujuga, reconstructing and modelling Holocene voyaging around the Dampier Archipelago.

The Murujuga: Dynamics of the Dreaming Project (LP140100393) is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project between Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC), Rio Tinto
and the Centre for Rock Art Research and Management (CRAR+M) at the University of Western Australia (UWA). 

This project ran from 2014 – 2018

Partners

Investigators & Research Staff

Lead Chief Investigator

Professor 

Jo McDonald

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Chief Investigator

Professor

Al Paterson

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Chief Investigator

Dr Katie Glaskin

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Partner Investigator

Dr Ken Mulvaney

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Partner Investigator

Associate Professor

Thomas Whitley

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Chief Investigator

Professor

Peter Veth

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Chief Investigator

Dr Jamie Hampson

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Project Manager

Dr Joe Dortch

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Database Officer

Sarah de Koning

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Project Updates

Project Outputs

Paterson, A., McDonald, J. & Shellam, T. 2019 ‘The Murujuga Mermaid: how rock art in WA sheds light on historic encounters of Australian exploration’, The Conversation, Published 16 May 2019.

Paterson, A., Ross, A., Mulvaney, K., de Koning, S., Dortch, J. & McDonald, J. 2019 ‘So ends this day: American whalers in Yaburara country, Dampier Archipelago’, Antiquity: a quarterly review of archaeology, vol. 93(367), pp. 218-235.

Paterson, A., Shellam, T., Veth, P., Mulvaney, K., Anderson, J., Dortch, J. & McDonald, J., 2019 ‘The Mermaid? Re-envisaging the 1818 exploration of Enderby Island, Murujuga, Western Australia’, Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, vol. 19, pp. 1-19.

Veth, P., McDonald, J., Ward, I., O'Leary, M., Beckett, E., Benjamin, J., Ulm, S., Hacker, J., Ross, P. J. & Bailey, G. 2019 ‘A Strategy for Assessing Continuity in Terrestrial and Maritime Landscapes from Murujuga (Dampier Archipelago), North West Shelf, Australia’, The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, vol. 27.

McDonald, J. 2018 ‘Explainer: why the rock art of Murujuga deserves World Heritage status’, The Conversation, 28 Aug 2018.

McDonald, J. 2018 ‘Murujuga (Dampier Archipelago) and the journey towards world heritage recognition’, Australian Archaeology.

Mailing Address:

Centre for Rock Art, Research + Management,

School of Social Sciences,

M257, 32 Stirling Highway, Perth WA 6009

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