via Griffith University, 28 August 2023: Griffith University researchers have secured nearly $3 million in DECRA funding for various projects, including Philippine archaeologist Andrea Jalandoni’s work on ‘digital archaeology’ in Arnhem Land.
Digital archaeology can be used answer fundamental questions about rock art that reflect key cognitive behaviour. This project aims to develop innovative digital archaeology techniques to allow for more data to be collected along with more sophisticated tools for analyses that leads to a more holistic interpretation of rock art. This project expects to generate a state-of-the-art detailed 3D record of Injalak Hill, a methodology that can be tested and replicated worldwide, and new techniques that advance rock art research. The benefits of this project are improving methods to manage cultural heritage, and exploring new ways for Indigenous communities to engage with their cultural heritage using digital products.