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Making a sea change: Rock art, archaeology and the enduring legacy of McCarthy’s research on Groote Eylandt
Dr Anne Clarke, University of Sydney and Ursula Frederick, Australian National University
Barks, Birds and Billabongs symposium, 18 November 2009
Dr Anne Clarke and Ms Ursula Frederick revisit Frederick McCarthy’s research in relation to their own more recent analyses of rock art sites on Groote Eylandt, using sites that were not recorded in 1948, and focusing on cross-cultural interaction.
Kylie Moloney, Melanie Van Olffen and Matthew Spriggs
Vaka Moana series, 26 August 2009
Contemporary perspectives on Pacific Islander voyaging, investigating archaeological evidence and museum displays from Pacific scholars Kylie Moloney, Melanie Van Olffen and Matthew Spriggs.
Dr Charlotte Smith, Museum Victoria
Collections 2009 series, 27 March 2009
Curator Charlotte Smith outlines the development of an exhibition at Museum Victoria based on urban archaeology. She discusses the challenges in interpreting the ‘rubbish’ and creating a snapshot of life in nineteenth-century Melbourne.
Professor Colin Groves, Australian National University
Charles Darwin series, 26 February 2009
Archaeologist Colin Groves outlines the fossil history of human evolution. He examines how some parts of the human fossil record appear to depict gradual change, while others seem better interpreted by the model of punctuated equilibria.
Historical Interpretation series, 8 October 2008
Irish archaeologist Michael Gibbons talks about the history and archaeology of Killeany Harbour, Inis Mor on Aran Island off the coast of Ireland, as part of a broader survey of Irish antiquities.
Alison Mercieca, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 7 July 2008
Curator Alison Mercieca tells the story of the Macassan trepang, or sea slug, industry. She considers the places connected by the Macassan voyagers from Indonesia and looks at the archaeological traces left on the Arnhem Land coast.
Dr Mike Smith, National Museum of Australia
Historical Interpretation series, 5 September 2007
Desert archaeologist Mike Smith on his expedition into the remote southern Simpson Desert in South Australia. Mike recalls the thrill of discovering ancient fossil remains, working with camels and a helicopter rescue for an injured expeditioner.
Dr Philip Jones, South Australian Museum
Ludwig Leichhardt series, 15 June 2007
Historian Philip Jones re-examines evidence found in the Simpson Desert in 1938, which prompted a search for the Ludwig Leichhardt’s lost expedition. He argues the search party may have discovered an Aboriginal burial site.