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New megafauna fossils unveiled at Naracoorte Caves

The South Australian Museum has loaned a complete Diprotodon skull and jaws for long term display in the Fossil Centre at the Naracoorte Caves World Heritage Area. Due to its age and condition the Diprotodon skull required many months of cleaning and preparation by SA Museum staff and volunteers. Marjorie Jones, a long term volunteer at […]

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The ‘mystery photographer’ of the Naracoorte Caves uncovered by Dr Liz Reeves

In 1860 a series of three photographs were taken of the entrances to Blanche Cave. Two of the photographs feature the Reverend Julian Tenison-Woods. Tenison-Woods commissioned the photographs, so they could be used to produce engravings for his book ‘Geological Observations in South Australia’, which was published in 1862. The engravings were made by Alexander […]

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Success at “A Night of Science” in Naracoorte, South East South Australia

Recently, ‘A Night of Science’ was held in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region, during National Science Week. Presented by the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide Palaeontologists, the evening was well attended and an outstanding success. Attendees had the opportunity to meet leading SA scientists and hear about their progressive research, both nationally […]

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A Night of Science – Naracoorte

As a part of National Science Week, the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide Palaeontologists are hosting a special evening event in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region where you have the opportunity to meet leading scientists and hear about their exciting research! Date: Friday, 17th August 2018 Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Where: Naracoorte Town Hall 95 Smith Street, Naracoorte […]

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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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