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Jo McDonald

Professor Jo McDonald holds the Rio Tinto Chair in Rock Art Studies. Jo is currently leading two multidisciplinary projects: at Murujuga and between Murujuga and the Western Desert as well as working with several Pilbara Aboriginal communities on rock art collaborations. She sits on the Murujuga Stakeholder Reference Group and Murujuga’s Heritage Committee; is Chair of NSCRAA and is Australia’s representative on ICOMOS’ ISC-CAR.

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Alistair Paterson

Professor Alistair Paterson is an ARC Future Fellow in Archaeology at The University of Western Australia. His research examines the historical archaeology of colonial coastal contact and settlement in Australia’s North West and the Indian Ocean.

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Peter Veth

Professor Peter Veth is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at UWA. His five year project Desert People is working on the archaeology and heritage of communities from Ningaloo, across the Pilbara and into the Western Desert. He is also a Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage project From the Desert to the Sea which spans the Pilbara coast and into the remote desert.

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Sven Ouzman

Dr Sven Ouzman is an archaeologist who specialises in rock art, graffiti, heritage politics, Indigenous knowledge, intellectual property issues, landscape, creolisation and cross-cultural contact, monuments, origins, and understandings of time. 

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Martin Porr

Dr Martin Porr has published widely on Palaeolithic art and archeology as well as general theoretical aspects of archaeological and rock art research. He teaches archaeology at undergraduate and honours level.

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Benjamin Smith

Professor Benjamin W Smith is the Chair of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Rock Art.


Sarah de Koning

Sarah de Koning is the CRAR+M Database Manager.

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Sam Harper

Dr Sam Harper is the Project Manager on the Desert to the Sea Project.


Emma Beckett

Dr Emma Beckett is the Heritage Liaison Research Fellow on the Desert to the Sea Project.

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Marc Wohling

Marc Wohling is the Indigenous Ranger Training-Research Fellow on the Desert to the Sea Project.


Caroline Mather

Dr Caroline Mather is postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Dating Murujuga's Dreaming project.

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