Explorations in Time – The Kimberley Rock Art Dating Project

A lecture presented by Professor Andrew Gleadow from the University of Melbourne.

Professor Gleadow has built an internationally recognised career at the forefront of dating Earth materials to understand the age of mountain-building, basin-forming and landscape processes. He is currently applying these skills to unravel the time scale for the remarkable Indigenous rock art of the Kimberley Region of NW Australia.

The Kimberley Rock Art Dating Project is a major research collaboration involving scientists from five different institutions supported by the ARC and the Kimberley Foundation Australia in partnership with Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation. The project is uniquely focused on developing a deep time framework in which to better understand the art and the people who have lived in this vast region from the Pleistocene to the present day.