History and Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia: 60,000 Years of Occupation and Cultural Innovation

With Tristen Jones, The Australian National University

Engaging with Experts


Tuesday February 8, 2022 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm



Focal Skills and Dispositions

Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy; Analyzing point of view and purpose


Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

Especially for educators of grade 7 social studies; all interested educators welcome

Part 3 of 3. Click here to register for all three in this series and earn 10 PDPs.

This program will offer a general introduction to Australian archaeology, addressing major periods in Aboriginal occupation and major cultural innovations throughout time, from 60,000 years ago to present day. We will also look at regional differences, for instance between northern Australia, coastal Australia and the arid zone. The seminar will explain examples of the diversity of cultural traditions and social life of past Aboriginal groups, predominantly through the archaeological signatures of Aboriginal rock art. Participants will receive practical student-facing materials, in addition to reading resources.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.


Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.