Australia Dreaming Week one

FIRST FOOTPRINTS: SUPER NOMADS
Discovery and Dispersal (60,000 – 30,000 Years Ago)

Note: click pictures to follow links to more information.

View of Earth

Journey of Mankind: The Peopling of the World

 

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Aboriginal Australia Map Interactive map.

 

M.H. Monroe, Australia, The Land Where Time Began: A Biography of the Australian Continent www.austhrutime.com An excellent website with comprehensive material.

M.H. Monroe, Australia, The Land Where Time Began: A Biography of the Australian Continent. nn excellent website with comprehensive material.

 

SYDNEY OLYMPICS -- Sept. 15, 2000 -- Performers during the "Awakening" portion of opening ceremonies Friday in Olympic Stadium.

SYDNEY OLYMPICS — Sept. 15, 2000 — Performers during the “Awakening” portion of opening ceremonies Friday in Olympic Stadium.

There is a helpful overview of indigenous Australian culture and history on the Australian government website. See in particular “Australian Indigenous Cultural Heritage” and “The Dreaming’. www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story

 

Mungo Man, 42,000 BP, oldest homo sapiens sapiens found outside Africa Mungo National Park, Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, New South Wales www.visitmungo.com.au

Mungo Man, 42,000 BP, oldest homo sapiens sapiens found outside Africa
Mungo National Park, Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, New South Wales

Yingana (Creation Goddess), Gunbalanya Rock Shelter, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory www.aboriginalartandculture.wordpress.com

Yingana (Creation Goddess), Gunbalanya Rock Shelter, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Genyornis, near Nawarla Gabarnmang Rock Shelter, Arnhem Land, possibly over 45,000 BP http://scienceblogs.com/grriscientist/2010/05/31/australian-aboriginal-rock-art/

Genyornis, near Nawarla Gabarnmang Rock Shelter, Arnhem Land, possibly over 45,000 BP

Nawarla Gabarnmang Panorama

Nawarla Gabarnmang Rock Shelter

Nawarla Gabarnmang Rock Shelter, Arnhem Land (discovered 2006)
The Jawoyn Homeland Project, Monash University, connectingcountry.arts.monash.edu.au
Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation, www.jawoyn.org/cultural-heritage/cultural-sites

Murujuga Petroglyphs

Face, Murujuga Petroglyphs

Climbing Men, Murujuga

Climbing Men, Murujuga Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs, Murujuga, Birrup Penninsula, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, 35,000 BP
National Trust of Australia, “Archaeology and Rock Art in the Dampier Archipelago,” www.burrup.org.au

Friends of Australian Rock Art, fara.com.au with video and gallery of photographs.

 

 

Martu Country, Sacred Waterhole

Martu Country, Sacred Waterhole

Map of Waterholes Durba Ranges

Map of Waterholes Durba Ranges

Connections between Murujuga petroglyphs and petroglyphs in Martu Country in the Little Sandy Desert, 600 miles apart, 35,000 BP
M.H. Monroe, “Aboriginal Art – the Pilbara Engraved Stones,”
www.austhrutime.com/aboriginal_art_pilbara

Jo McDonald and Peter Veth, “Rock Art in Arid Landscapes: Pilbara and Western Desert Petroglyphs,” Australian Archaeology, 77 (December 2013), 66-81. www.australianarchaeologicalassociation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/McDonald-and-Veth-2013.pdf

Milky Way From Central Australia

Pleiades From Australia, David Wroth, “Star Dreaming – Seven Sisters.” Click for link

Pleistocene Occupation Sites Tasmania

Parmerpar Meethaner Cave, Forth Valley, Central Highlands, Tasmania, occupation 35,000 BP

Parmerpar Meethaner Cave, Forth Valley, Central Highlands, Tasmania, occupation 35,000 BP