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Archaeology


Archaeology is the study of past human activities emphasising interpretations of material evidence. By excavating the physical remains of people, the places they lived, and the objects they made and used, archaeologists gain knowledge of human history and prehistory.

Archaeology may be applied to all periods of the human past, from the first evidence of tool-making hominids two and...
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Anthropology


Anthropology is the study of cultural differences and similarities in a globalised world. As a field of study anthropology is uniquely placed to interpret the widest range of contemporary social phenomena — from migration to religious fundamentalism, online communities and new social movements, contemporary indigenous cultural expression and identity politics, consumption and...
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Bioanthropology


Biological Anthropology is the branch of anthropology that focuses on the evolutionary and biological aspects: Homo sapiens as a species - human populations as varied and dynamically changing sets of biological individuals, adaptable but also vulnerable to ever-changing circumstances. It thus encompasses physical anthropology, primatology, palaeoanthropology and human biology,...
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Development Studies


 The School of Archaeology and Anthropology contributes to the teaching of Develoment Studies across the ANU through an undergraduate program offering a specialist Bachelor of Development Studies degree. The core courses are taught within the disciplines of political science, sociology and anthropology, but the program includes courses taught within the School of Resources, Environmental...
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