La Trobe archaeologist Jillian Garvey is definitely academic-of-the-moment this summer. I’m looking forward to hearing and writing more about her work in the coming months.
Excavations at Ned’s Corner on the Murray River near Mildura are part of a new study that aims to find out.
While many Australians were heading to the beach during the mid-January heatwave, La Trobe archaeologist Dr Jillian Garvey was undertaking an archaeological dig west of Mildura in outback Victoria.
It is one of the largest archaeology projects in Victoria and the first Indigenous archaeology project funded by the Australian Research Council in the area.
Sand hills at nearby bLake Mungo. Photo: Ivan Burge
Another Lake Mungo?
Dr Garvey believes the project may find evidence of human occupation similar to that already known from the Lake Mungo area in New South Wales.
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