A leading expert in indigenous archaeology has been appointed as the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter chair in Rock Art at the University of Western Australia. Professor Peter Veth, a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the London Society of Antiquaries, will be based in UWA’s Centre for Rock Art Research and Management and will work in collaboration with traditional owners and their representative bodies to help document date and study the indigenous rock art of world significance in the remote Kimberley region. Veth has worked extensively as a researcher, adviser and consultant on indigenous rock art and heritage throughout the south-east Kimberley, Pilbara, Western Desert and Goldfields regions of WA. He carried out his honours research on WA’s Burrup Peninsula in 1981 and completed his doctorate in 1989 with the Martu people of the central Canning Stock Route region.
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