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Checking out axes

Archaeologists find world’s oldest ground-edge axe in Australia

Archaeologists from The Australian National University (ANU) have unearthed fragments from the edge of the world's oldest-known ground-edge axe, found in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Craig Robinson MAPS

Striving to eliminate global hunger

Craig Robinson, senior policy officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is part of Australia's efforts to tackle poverty and eliminate hunger around the globe.

Serge Tcherkezoff

CHL's Honorary Professor receives French Honour

Professor Serge Tcherkézoff, Head of Partnership between ANU and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), has been honoured by the French government for his contribution to develop

Orangutan

The history of orangutans in human culture

The similarities between orangutans and humans, and the argument that primates should be given their own form of human rights, will be put under the microscope in a presentation at The Australian N

Students travelling via boat

Southeast Asian Frontiers: Thailand and Burma/Myanmar

This hands-on, interdisciplinary course offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique intensive in-country field research experience in one of the most fascinating border regions in the world

Ger (yurt) erected on campus

The President of Mongolian, His Excellency Mongolyin Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj has gifted the College of Asia and the Pacific a traditional Mongolian ger. The ger was erected on Sunday, 20 March.

Japan slowly recognises its war past

On the outskirts of the small NSW country town of Cowra sits the Japanese War Cemetery.

Sorry the hardest word?

The Japanese regularly drop the word sumimasen into everyday speech.

India in the Age of Asian Empires: South Asian History to 1757

India in the Age of Asian Empires surveys the history of South Asia from the earliest periods of history to 1757 in the context of empire.

Holding to the truth

When Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in 1915, he became a leading figure in the Congress Party.

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