Unravelling the relationship between climate change and evolution

A new study led by ANU has found a strong link between a rapidly cooling climate about 14 million years ago and the decline of Australia's marsupial tigers, triggering the rise of the Tasmanian Dev

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CHL PhD Scholar Shimona Kealy with Tasmanian Devil bones. Image by Stuart Hay

Distinguished Professor Sue O'Connor finds world's oldest funereal fish hooks

An archaeologist from The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered the world’s oldest known fish-hooks placed in a burial ritual, found on Indonesia’s Alor Island, northwest of East Timor

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Skeletal remains and fish hooks

Researcher to launch Project Banaba Exhibition at Carriageworks

Associate Professor Katerina Teaiwa’s research on phosphate mining on the island of Banaba is the basis of an exhibition at Carriageworks in Sydney openin

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Native Dance Ocean Island circa 1900. Photo from the archives of the British Phosphate Commissioners. Courtesy of the National Archives of Australia

CHL Anthropology Students feature in Art of Anthropology exhibition

An ANU photo exhibition offers insights into fieldwork conducted by ANU anthropologists all over the world.

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Wrestling match spectators, Khartoum. Photo by Paul Hayes

New clue may reveal the fate of famous French explorer

An anthropologist at the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific may have stumbled across a clue to resolving one of the most enduring mysteries of Pacific history - the fate of famous French navigat

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