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Visiting Artist Julian Hume – Art and the Palaeontological Record

Internationally renowned, Dr Julian Hume, Natural History Museum London, is in Adelaide working on a collaborative palaeontological art project, to produce two paintings depicting megafauna and biodiversity. He will be speaking about the paintings, his work and taking audience questions. When: Friday 25th May 2018, 6:30pm – 7:15pm Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus Cost: Free Public […]

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“Godzilla” plays important part in dating the Naracoorte Caves

The Naracoorte Herald covered a new laser scanner nicknamed “Godzilla” being used at the Naracoorte caves. The scanner is able to date sand grains contained within cave sediment. The scanner picks up low level radiation accumulation in the grains accumulated from the surrounding environment which is contained until exposed to light. This means the scanner […]

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Naracoorte Linkage Grant already giving back to community ahead of Jan start

The Naracoorte Caves Local Business Open Night was held late last month to bring together local businesses with representatives from the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, and the Naracoorte Caves. This initiative was hosted by in the Cave National Park, which is a World Heritage Site to provide an opportunity for the local community to stay in touch with […]

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Small Mammals could hold some of the secrets of Naracoorte’s ancient ecosystems

Jessie Treloar is a PhD Student studying small mammal fossils in the Naracoorte caves, and took some time out to write a guest post for us. Deep below the ground near the town of Naracoorte lies ancient tombs of hundreds of thousands of animals in vast and naturally beautiful caves within the Naracoorte Caves World […]

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Undergrad students get private look at Naracoorte caves

Undergraduate Bachelor of Sciences students at the University of Adelaide travelled to Naracoorte for a private, upclose look at both the caves and the fossils found within them. Forty six students who were enrolled in the Evolution of the Australian Biota course had a four day field trip to the UNESCO World Hertiage Listed caves. Environment […]

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Naracoorte Caves featured on SBS News

The Naracoorte caves were featured on SBS nightly news in September this year. The story was filmed down in the Naracoorte caves and SBS spoke to Environment Institute member Dr Liz Reed about the important work being carried out in the cave systems. Dr Liz Reed, Dr Lee Arnold and Professor Robert Hill were PIs on […]

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Podcast: Dr Liz Reed’s Sold Out Sprigg Talk

Dr Liz Reed is an adjunct Professor and Honourary Research Fellow at the South Australian Museum. Dr Reed gave a talk at the Sprigg Lecture Series on the 15 August on her work with the Naracoorte caves, off the back of the announcement of a $2 million dollar Linkage grant. Dr Liz Reed has been […]

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3D Scanning of the Naracoorte Caves

Dr Liz Reed and Dr Lee Arnold are featured in the Naracoorte Herald for their scans of the Naracoorte Cave called Shultz. The cave was scanned in a matter of hours using a 3D Scanner (HD LEICA geosystems 3D laser scanner) which uses lasers to record one million points per second in in virtually 360 degrees. These points […]

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Sprigg Seminar: Naracoorte’s fossil caves: extraordinary windows into Australia’s recent past

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear Dr Liz Reed speak! Hot off the success ARC Linkage grant with Dr Lee Arnold, Dr Liz Reed will be speaking at the South Australian Museum on the 15 August from 6-7pm. Dr Liz Reed has been involved in the Naracoorte caves since she was inspired during an undergraduate field trip […]

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ARC Linkage Project on Naracoorte Caves front cover of Naracoorte Herald

The $2 million ARC Linkage Grant announced last Wednesday led by Dr Lee Arnold and Dr Liz Reed, has featured on the front cover of the Naracoorte Herald today. The project as detailed in the Media Release, is led by Dr Lee Arnold and Dr Liz Reed in the University’s Environment Institute and School of […]

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