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Rock Art Field School 2018

The field school team in 2018 covered a lot of ground! Working with our partners at Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation as well as Rio Tinto, we recorded two locations: the Flying Foam massacre site as well as a site on the Rio Tinto leases.

Students were guided by rock art experts Jo McDonald, Ken Mulvaney and Ben Gunn with assistance from Sarah de Koning and Victoria Anderson. In addition, postgraduate student Emma Beckett who has been conducting research on stone features, instructed our undergraduate team in the use of a differential GPS system while recording standing stones.

A successful collaboration with Murujuga Senior Elder Peter Jeffries ensured the process of image clearance was carried out post-fieldwork. This has allowed CRAR+M researchers to solidify the data repatriation process to be culturally safe for our partners at Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation.

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