Green movement is here to help, not hinder, Aborigines

Green movement is here to help, not hinder, AboriginesA CONSISTENT theme running through Professor Marcia Langton's recent Boyer Lectures is the idea that the environment movement is standing in the way of indigenous empowerment and that conservationists are ''new colonisers under a green flag''. The accusation is way off the mark.

Did mega-drought destroy Aboriginal culture?

Did mega-drought destroy Aboriginal culture?THE INTERVAL BETWEEN TWO styles of rock art in the Kimberley could be explained by a 1500-year-long mega-drought, new research suggests.
The remote Kimberley region of northwest Australia is home to one of the world’s largest collections of rock art. The paintings are characterised by two distinct forms: the Gwion Gwion, or Bradshaw, figures, which date from 17,000 to about 5000 years ago, and the Wandjina figures, which emerged approximately 4000 years ago and continue today.

Davidic-era temple unearthed in dig near Jerusalem

Davidic-era temple unearthed in dig near JerusalemA 2,750-year-old temple and a cache of sacred vessels from biblical times were discovered in an archaeological excavation near Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

Global drive in support of Brazil's threatened Awa tribe

Global drive in support of BrazilA London-based rights group used Human Rights Day Monday to coordinate a global drive in support of the Awa of the Brazilian Amazon, describing them as "Earth's most threatened tribe".

A Peruvian shaman performs a ritual ofEnd of the World

A Peruvian shaman performs a ritual ofEnd of the WorldA Peruvian shaman performs a ritual at a beach to prevent the end of the world, in Lima December 20, 2012. Shamans performed several rituals to calm believers and ward off the end of the world predictions