Science: Where rivers meet

Using the example of a particular Australian plant, we explore how Indigenous and contemporary science approach knowledge.

Australia’s Epic Story – Timeline activity

How much do you know about Australia’s epic story? Our timeline maps Australian prehistory, from 130,000 years ago to the present. We’ve marked ten important events on the timeline. Can you work out what they represent?

Australia’s earliest modern humans

The remarkable new evidence from Madjedbebe¬†in northern Australia contributes to our ever-expanding scientific notebook about Australia’s earliest modern humans. The research raises fascinating points about how long ago the first humans arrived in Australia, how long these people existed with megafauna, and the overlap between modern humans and Neanderthals. Let’s […]

Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating

CABAH’s Professor Zenobia Jacobs specialises in Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating, a technique that can date objects further back than radio carbon dating, which is limited to around 50,000 years. Put simply, OSL dating techniques gives us an estimate of the time since mineral grains were last exposed to sunlight. […]