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Rock Art Australia, in partnership with the South Australian Museum, invite you to join us for a public lecture on novel approaches to mineral pigments and how they offer an extraordinary view into past cultures, and understanding of current society. Professor Popelka-Filcoff’s research is the first comprehensive integrative characterisation of Australian natural mineral pigments on cultural heritage materials, including diverse applications from bark paintings to boomerangs.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday 18 May 2022, 6pm for a 6.15pm lecture
VENUE: Pacific Cultures Gallery, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, ADELAIDE
Refreshments will be served after the lecture
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 13 MAY 2022
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This is a free event however advance bookings are recommended
Layers of Technology – Novel Archaeological Science Approaches to Mineral Pigments.
This presentation will provide an overview on recent archaeological science research, with a focus on Indigenous Australian ochre, towards understanding its composition, structure, and provenance. Ochre and related pigments offer an intriguing insight into our deep past. This recent work focuses on novel method development determining the composition and provenance of pigments, working towards the ability to identify pigments applied to material culture such as rock art.
Professor Rachel Popelka-Filcoff is the Rock Art Australia Minderoo Chair in Archaeological Science in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where she leads archaeological science initiatives.
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