About the iLecture Documentary Films
Over the last 10 years the Bradshaw Foundation has attempted to promote the study of early man’s artistic achievement, and help to preserve and protect this rich heritage found throughout the world.
|But by focussing on ancient rock art, the obvious questions of who, when and why became unavoidable. This led the Bradshaw Foundation into the study of genetic research, headed by Professor Stephen Oppenheimer of Oxford University. The Foundation's 'Journey of Mankind' genetic map has enabled us to look at the evolution of our ancestors in an holistic manner, so we no longer study one particular type of rock art, but attempt to speculate how that rock art came to be there, at a certain time, based on particular migratory events.|
Understanding a moment in time can only be truly achieved by gaining a grasp on what led to it, and what it led on to.
We now wish to continue this ever-expanding field of research within the advancing digital age. An age that allows the global distribution of knowledge of an ancient past that is our common legacy, and about which we know too little. As the Brazilian archaeologist Niede Guidon stated "Stop talking, keep digging".
|The iLectures (information lectures) represent documentary films, presenting latest theories and creating apolitical discussion. The films have been designed to be fact-driven, drawing from experts around the world. Because the digital films are available as downloads, the information can be viewed virtually anywhere. Watch the Bradshaw film on your iPod on a dusty road through the Kimberley Ranges. This exciting new concept in education harnesses the latest technology to open up our ancient past.|
In the future we plan to release a new ilecture every month, made possible only by the endeavours of scholars and researchers around the world, to whom I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of the Bradshaw Foundation.
Damon de Laszlo
Bradshaw Foundation Chairman