This thesis addresses the decrease in rock art and site maintenance at several sites in the Deaf Adder Creek site complex. The sites Balauru, and Djuwarr I, were selected for their large representation of rock painting styles of the area that provided an excellent reason to protect them. Nauwalabila I was selected for its importance as an archaeological site that provided evidence of continuous occupation at this site during the last glacial period. The scope of this research program was very narrow despite recognising the numerous other causes of deterioration to rock art and sites. The aims of the research was to look at the problem of fire with the build-up of vegetation near sites and examine the various issues surrounding the current policy for fire management in and around selected sites. The objective, of the research, was to record and photograph any evidence of a build-up of vegetation near the sites and record any exfoliation, rather than a formal vegetation survey with quadrants and background recording.
|Date of Award||Nov 2006|