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About this Event
May Lecture 19.05.2022 Dr Wallace Boone LawSpace age satellite imaging offers fresh perspectives on the Western Desert environment and ancient Aboriginal ecology.
The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia warmly welcomes Dr Wallace Boone Law to present our May lecture. Dr Boone Law is a geospatial scientist and archaeologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Adelaide.
His research demonstrates how satellite remote sensing can improve our interpretation of ancient Aboriginal land use practices and archaeological site distribution in Australia’s vast desert regions. Using Earth Observation data Dr Boone Law presents a geospatial model of the most well-suited foraging habitats of the Western Desert, based on maximal water abundance, vegetation greenness and terrain ruggedness.
He illustrates how satellite derived environmental information is providing an innovative new medium to conceptualise ancient subsistence and settlement at a higher resolution than ever before, providing fresh insights into where ancient peoples were likely to position themselves amongst patchy resources.
Please note that this lecture will be held in the Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue (adjacent to SLSA).
This event is free for members of the RGSSA (although we do appreciate a gold coin donation). Non-members are welcome to attend and tickets are available for $10 per person. Book on line through this site. The RGSSA welcomes new members who wish to make a contribution to the success of the society.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
AUD 0.00 to AUD 10.00