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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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02
Feb
‘09

Charles Darwin Bicentenary celebrations

Colin Groves took part in the Darwin celebrations, including speaking at conferences in Melbourne and Canberra. He talked about human evolution, and about historical aspects of Darwin and his predecessors and successors.

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15
Dec
‘08

Matthew Spriggs appointed Australasian Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of London

Matthew Spriggs has been appointed the Australasian Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Founded in 1707, the Society was the second royal society in the UK, and recently celebrated its 300th anniversary! Australasian Fellows’...

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08
Dec
‘08

Launch of an appreciation of difference: WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia, Edited by Melinda Hinkson and Jeremy Beckett

An Appreciation of Difference: WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia (Aboriginal Studies Press) was launched in Canberra by Professors Francesca Merlan and Mick Dodson, and then again at the ASA/AAS/ASAANZ conference in Auckland by Professor Marilyn...

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02
Dec
‘08

Peter Hisckock's The Archaeology of Ancient Australia wins the John Mulvaney Book Award

Peter Hiscock's book The Archaeology of Ancient Australia (2008, Routledge) won the John Mulvaney Book Award, a prize given by the Australian Archaeological Association to the most significant contribution to the discipline in that year. The...

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