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Bernadette Drabsch

Lecturer, Natural History Illustration at University of Newcastle

Areas of expertise

  • - Prehistoric art in society
  • - Early visual narratives and linear inscriptions
  • - Indigenous rock art
  • - Cultural heritage mapping

Major works

The Mysterious Wall Painting of Teleilat Ghassul, Jordan

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About Me

As a lecturer in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle Dr. Drabsch focuses her research on prehistoric art in society, art creation as a ritual process and indigenous rock art of Australia. After earning a University medal for her undergraduate studies in Ancient History and Classical Languages, and first class honours in Natural History Illustration, Bernadette completed a PhD focused on the reconstruction of wall paintings from the Dead Sea site of Teleilat Ghassul. She works at Pella in Jordan as a volunteer archaeological illustrator biannually.

Courses and Programs taught by Bernadette Drabsch