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Our Blog takes you behind the scenes with CABAH researchers as they get their hands dirty in the field, connect with community or reflect on the stories we are unearthing.

Science Week fun

Big shout out to all the CABAH crew who took part in Science Week events last week. Here are some of them in action getting hands-on with people young and old to communicate our research.

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In the arid zone: notes from our first art commission

We are artists working as the collaborative duo Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, and we are delighted to have been awarded the first CABAH Art Series commission, to create an artwork that responds to Associate Professor Tim Cohen‘s climate theme research. Our art practice is research-based, often responding to cultural […]

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Zenobia’s passion for the past

CABAH Chief Investigator Professor Zenobia Jacobs has pioneered the technique of dating history through a grain of sand. In this profile, she reflects on her serendipitous path to becoming a world leader in luminescence dating. “You can do anything if you want to do it, and shouldn’t be restricted by […]

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Making a difference

We are delighted that our collaborative work with the Kaiadilt community on their extraordinary fishtraps has been featured in the Australian Research Council’s Making a Difference report on research outcomes. We used high-resolution close-range drone photogrammetry and a suite of spatial information analytical techniques to investigate Kaiadilt Aboriginal stone-walled intertidal […]

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Telling the time with a grain of sand

CABAH researcher Dr Nathan Jankowski went back to his old high school, St Joseph’s in Albion Park, New South Wales, to tell them about his work uncovering Australia’s deep past at Lake Mungo. Using bottles of gumballs, he explained the theory of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating to a Year […]

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Building connections with communities

Thanks to the community representatives from Borroloola, in the Northern Territory, who visited research teams at the University of Wollongong and Monash University Nodes recently, to find out more about CABAH’s work and discuss partnerships in the Limmen National Park area. Glenn Durie, Manager of Aboriginal Partnerships for the Parks […]

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Deep time dreaming

Listen to CABAH Associate Investigator Billy Griffiths talking to the ABC’s Richard Fidler about the history of archeology in Australia.     Billy’s award-winning book, Deep Time Dreaming,  investigates a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the uncovering of the […]

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Retracing our ancient routes

Listen to CABAH Chief Investigator Corey Bradshaw interviewed on ABC Radio about two recent studies — published in Scientific Reports and Nature Ecology and Evolution — which show the most likely places where people would have made landfall in Sahul, and the numbers needed to create a viable population. https://abcmedia.akamaized.net/radio/local_sydney/audio/201906/pam-2019-06-18-aboriginal-route.mp3

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World Science Festival Brisbane 2019

When Science Meets Art: Shifting Perspectives on the Australian Landscape An insightful conversation, Shifting Perspectives on the Australian Landscape, was led by Associate Professor Tim Cohen, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth and moderated by Dr. Bianca Beetson. The panel discussed the juxtaposition of science and art, showcased segments of commission […]

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This is CABAH

Australia has been shaped as a nation by its natural, historic and Indigenous heritage. To adapt successfully to future changes, we must dramatically improve our understanding of Australia’s past. We are undertaking research that will safeguard our national heritage, transform research culture, connect with communities and inform policy. Here CABAH […]

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