AASV 2015 AGM Public Lecture & Dinner 'Dating, understanding &appreciating the Aboriginal rock art of the Kimberley -Helen Green
Thursday, 19 November 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (AEDT)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
November 19, 2015, starting 6:30pm.
Dating, understanding and appreciating the Aboriginal Rock Art of the Kimberley
by Dr Helen Green
School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne
Australia hosts one of the world’s largest, most varied and visually spectacular rock art treasures with hundreds of thousands of sites scattered throughout the country. Understanding, dating and appreciating this rock art is of huge importance to both Australians and the rest of the world, providing a history that goes much deeper than our shallow, colonial roots of the last few centuries. To reinforce this broader understanding of heritage and identity, archaeologists, chemists, geologists, and physicists from the universities of Melbourne, Western Australia and Wollongong, Archae-Aus consultancy, and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation have embarked upon a 3 year project across the Kimberley region of northern WA, to date the rock art using a wide range of scientific techniques. Using these tools, this project aims to use the Kimberley rock art to provide primary evidence of how, when and why people first arrived in Australia.
When & Where
Archaeological & Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV)
The Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria was formed in 1976 through the amalgamation of two societies, the Anthropological Society of Victoria and the Archaeological Society of Victoria. Although one was formed 30 years before the other both owed their origin to inspiring lectures given by singularly gifted academic lecturers to what were largely non-academic audiences. Both lecturers were on the staff of the University of Melbourne but stimulated the enthusiasm of people outside the university community.
The AASV welcomes members from all walks of life: professional archaeologists and anthropologists, students, and interested laypeople. We hold monthly meetings with free lectures covering a wide range of topics from the broad disciplines of archaeology and anthropology, and we offer a range of activities including fieldtrips and the opportunity to participate on archaeological digs. While the Pacific region has a special place in the work of the Society, lectures cover a wide range of topics and regions across the world. Links with the University of Melbourne, LaTrobe University and Monash are strong with both staff and students regularly speaking to the society about their work.