December 10, 2020

2.3 Innovative Research in Australia: Science and Context in Rock Art Studies

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Prof. Jo McDonald,

Director of the Centre for Rock Art Studies & Management;

Rio Tinto Chair in Rock Art Studies, University of Western Australia.



Dr. Sally K. May, 

Senior Research Fellow with the Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU) at Griffith University, Australia.



May, S. K., Wright, D., Domingo Sanz, I., Goldhahn, J. & Maralngurra, G. In press. ‘The Buffaroo: a ‘first-sight’ depiction of introduced buffalo in the rock art of western Arnhem Land, Australia. Rock Art Research.

May, S.K., Taçon, P.S.C., Jalandoni, A., Goldhahn, A., Wesley, D., Tsang, R. & Mangiru, K. In press. The re-emergence of nganaparru (water buffalo) into western Arnhem Land life, landscape and rock art’.  Antiquity.

May, S.K., Rademaker, L. Nadjamerrek, D. & Narndal Gumurdul, J. 2020. The Bible in Buffalo Country: Oenpelli Mission 1925-1931. Canberra, ANU Press. 

Frieman, C.J. & May, S.K. 2019. ‘Navigating Contact: Tradition and Innovation in Australian Contact Rock Art’. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 17.



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