The 2017 Rio Tinto - UWA - Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation Burrup Field School was a fantastic experience yet again with nine undergraduates and a PhD candidate. The students worked in teams with rock art experts and Murujuga Land and Sea Unit rangers, under the guidance of Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation Elders.
Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation directed our efforts into several northern Burrup areas where they were concerned about visitor impacts and potential threats for possible future road construction.
Students learnt archaeological survey methods as well as detailed systematic rock art recording using the electronic forms developed during the Murujuga Dreaming project. Guided by experts Ben Gunn, Jo McDonald, Sarah de Koning, Victoria Anderson, and Jamie Hampson, students learnt how to correctly identify, photograph, sketch, and record rock art.
Jamie Hampson also interviewed tourists at the famous Deep Gorge site which you can read about below!