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Dating Australia’s Oldest Known Rock Paintings. RAA Annual Public Lecture 2020/21 – Dr Damien Finch, University of Melbourne 29 April, 6pm.

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rock Art Australia, in partnership with The University of Melbourne, invite you to join us for a fascinating public lecture which follows Dr Damien Finch’s research journey to identify the ages of some of Australia’s oldest rock paintings.



Damien has undertaken the most comprehensive research to date of mud wasp nests over and under rock art. The recent findings have been the subject of global media attention.  His dating technique confirmed a two metre long painting of a kangaroo deep in a northeast Kimberley rock shelter on Balanggarra Country was painted around 17,300 years ago – dating back more than 600 generations!

Damien is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Earth Sciences and a member of the RAA-funded Rock Art Dating project.

This COVIDSafe event will be held on campus at The University of Melbourne.

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April 29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The University of Melbourne, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Building number 134)
The University of Melbourne
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