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Humans were adapting to sea-level change 40,000 years ago: study

Early people were rapidly adapting to climate change as they made their way towards Australia tens of thousands of years ago, new research shows.

CHL Tales: ๑๔ (Untitled: #14)

Dr Janit Feangfu reads ๑๔ (Untitled: #14), a poem by Phu Kradat, in Thai.

Meet Kate Walton

Activist and writer Kate Walton has worked across a range of international aid and development projects in Indonesia since graduating more than a decade ago.

Stone tools from a remote cave reveal how island-hopping humans made a living in the jungle millennia ago

Prehistoric axes and beads found in caves on a remote Indonesian island suggest this was a crucial staging post for seafaring people who lived in this region as the last ice age was coming to an en

Alumni profile: Dr Evi Eliyanah

CHL Alumni Dr Evi Eliyanah is the 2019 recipient of the Ann Bates Postgraduate Prize for Indonesian Studies.

A young herder throws a lasso to capture a horse in Mongolia. Credit: Natasha Fijn

Mongolian Medicine, Multispecies Storytelling and Multimodal Anthropology

Coronavirus has heightened awareness that “we can’t afford to be as anthropocentric about infectious diseases”, says ANU researcher Dr Natasha Fijn.

Ganbaa learnt bloodletting skills from his father. Credit: Natasha Fijn

Bloodletting in Mongolia: Three Visual Narratives

The ancient medical tradition of bloodletting in Mongolia is explored in a dynamic digital publication examining the significance of fluids and flows in the history of medicine.

CHL Tales: The Monkey and the Crocodile

McComas Taylor reads The Monkey and the Crocodile, a story from the Panchatantra, in Sanskrit.

Alumni profile: Dr Katerina Naitoro

Recent PhD graduate Dr Katerina Naitoro is the 2020 recipient of the Stephen Wurm Prize for Pacific Linguistics.

From the Director: Semester 2 2020

The School of Culture, History and Language is a bustling hub of researchers, teachers and professional staff; together we use our disciplinary and area-based expertise—unparalleled anywhere else i


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