Professor Paul Taçon joined the School of Arts in February 2005. He was previously based at the Australian Museum, Sydney, for 14 years from January 1991. He was Principal Research Scientist in Anthropology from mid-1998 to early 2005 and from 1995 to 2003 he was Head of the Australian Museum’s People and Place Research Centre. He is an anthropologist, archaeologist and photographer who specialised in collaborative research involving creative artists, scientists, Indigenous peoples and other members of the broader community.
He has co-edited three books, including The Archaeology of Rock-Art with Dr Christopher Chippindale (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and published more than 100 scientific papers on prehistoric art, material culture and contemporary indigenous issues.
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GR OnlineACROSS NORTHERN AND and central Australia there are special places recognised as sacred sites with varying degrees of restriction and sacredness. Archaeological and ethnographic investigations suggest some may have been considered unusual, important and powerful parts of landscapes for...