ABC Radio National 'Nightlife' with Philip Clark - 'Exploring the wonders of cave art in Australia'
Joining Philip Clark:
Professor Paul S.C. Taçon, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow (2016-2021), Chair in Rock Art Research and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Griffith University, Australia & Director, The Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU).
Dr Josephine McDonald, Director of the Centre for Rock Art Research & Management at the University of Western Australia.
First Nations colleague Wayne Brennan, archaeologist & Interpretive Officer at National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The live discussion, lasting just under an hour, covers many fascinating aspects of rock art, not only in Australia but through out the world. The three experts discuss the extent of rock art in Australia, the importance of rock art within the indigenous communities and the ensuing dialogues with scientists, how rock art is dated, the importance of recording the art, the ethics of visiting rock art sites and the overwhelming need for its preservation. In essence, they explain how "the story is in the landscape, and the landscape is in the story". Comment