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02
Oct
‘09

Edward Lhwyd papers

While on a visit to Oxford University Matthew Spriggs was invited by Richard Sharpe, Prof. of Medieval History there, to join an international team editing and publishing the collected letters of the pioneer Celtic linguist Edward Lhwyd, as part of...

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26
Sep
‘09

Vaka Moana lecture

Matthew Spriggs gave a lecture at the National Museum of Australia in their “Vaka Moana seminar series” in association with the travelling exhibition about voyaging canoes and the settlement of the Pacific. He spoke on “Ancient...

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28
Aug
‘09

Studying the Pacific in the UK

September-November 2009 From September to November Prof. Spriggs was on Outside Studies Program (OSP, aka “sabbatical”) in the UK. This allowed nearly three months of library research there on Pacific archaeology and Cornish language...

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02
Aug
‘09

Hsiao-Chun Hing commences new ARC postdoctoral fellowship

Hsiao-chun Hung commenced her postdoctoral fellowship on ancient jade artifacts in China and SE Asia in August 2009. Her research in late 2009 included visits, for data collection purposes, to the Yunnan Institute of Archaeology in Kunming, the...

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02
Jun
‘09

2009 Vanuatu field season a success

June – August 2009 The ARC-funded joint project of Matthew Spriggs in CASS and Stuart Bedford in CAP investigating the archaeology of the first half of the Vanuatu cultural sequence, 3000 to 1500 years ago had its second main field season on...

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01
Jun
‘09

Major discover: Turtles are really tortoises!

Just before the field season started in June 2009 at the Teouma excavation site in Vanuatu, ANU PhD student Stuart Hawkins discovered that what the team thought were marine turtle bones in the earliest layers of the site, turned out to be bones of...

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15
May
‘09

Peter Hiscock delivers Hall lecture

Professor Peter Hiscock delivered the annual Hall lecture at the University of Queensland, a public lecture on the state of archaeology in celebration of the contributions of Jay Hall. This lecture was titled ‘Revealing the first Australians:...

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16
Apr
‘09

New book published: Tracking rural change, edited by Francesca Merlan and David Raftery

Based on a conference held here at the ANU in July 2007, and edited by Francesca Merlan and David Raftery (a current postgrad), this collection looks at rural change and diversification in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. For details follow link...

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02
Apr
‘09

An Son: Excavation of ancestral rice farming communities in the Vam Co Dong Valley, Southern Vietnam

ARC and Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Fieldwork by Peter Bellwood, Marc Oxenham and Hsiao-chun Hung April - 12 May 2009 The 1.5 hectare Neolithic site of An Son in Long An Province, Southern Vietnam, was excavated from 1 April - 12 May 2009. The team...

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04
Mar
‘09

3000 year old Lapita pot unveiled

Matthew Spriggs flew over to Vanuatu to be present at the unveiling of a restored 3000 year old Lapita pot at the Vanuatu National Museum. It had been returned from the Australian Museum where it had been painstakingly reconstructed and conserved by...

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