Presentation by Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney
QVMAG – Inveresk
Sunday, 3rd July 2011 Commencing 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm
About the Speaker
Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney AO, CMG, was Professor of Prehistory at the Australia National University, a member of the Australian Heritage Commission, Chairman of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies and a member of the 1974–75 Inquiry on Museums and National Collections. He is the author, co-author or editor of 20 books.
Brief Abstract of the Talk
John Mulvaney commenced archaeological excavations in Australia in 1956. Between that date and 1969 the dated antiquity of human occupation extended from 5,000 to 30,000 years; present estimates are some 50,000 years. This illustrated talk will concentrate on key excavations which produced this evidence, including Lake Mungo, and Kenniff and Kutikina Caves. The significance of these exciting discoveries will be assessed.