Aboriginal Science & Knowledge

RockArt BurrupTWO Australian National University researchers have used a high-tech isotopic method to estimate the potential age of the Burrup Peninsula’s rock art, based on the rate at which the rock surface erodes.

Rockart mitchellRoo2STUDENTS at the University of Western Australia are using digital photography software to capture ancient indigenous artwork which has been painted over to help determine how art influenced early Kimberley society.

smartphone flowerTRADITIONAL owners are using a unique software program that collects environmental and cultural data to contribute to the land management and conservation of the desert rangelands areas in WA.

Skink rangelandsCSURVEYS conducted in WA’s desert areas are revealing the survival of a threatened species may be intimately connected to the patch-burning practices of traditional owners.

Stone coreOPTICALLY-STIMULATED Luminescence (OSL) has confirmed the earliest datable human habitation at Lake Gregory, Kimberley.

horizontalFallsTHE STATE Government has confirmed plans to create a 160 square kilometre national park at the Kimberley’s Horizontal Waterfalls.

CallianceA MARITIME archaeologist says the Camden Harbour settlement site is in urgent need of a proper management plan.

KinosEUCALYPTUS kinos should be investigated for their medicinal use due to their high antibacterial activity, a study from the University of Western Australia states.

ASTCScitechAward1Scitech’s Aboriginal Education Program (AEP) has been internationally recognised at the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) awards in Columbus, Ohio for its unique education delivery to students and teachers.

IMG 9937ENGAGING students in science through hands-on activities is a highly effective method of teaching in Aboriginal communities, new research suggests.

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