SCHOOL VISITORS AND VISITING FELLOWS
Major Matthew Carr
Dr Don Gardner
Research interests: Social theory, Melanesian societies, cosmologies in historical perspective, cultural response to material conditions. Email:email@example.com
Dr Antonio Gonzalez
During the time as visiting fellow with the ANU Dr Gonzalez intends to write a number of papers based on his PhD thesis. This work covers both archaeological and recent populations of primitive dogs and of wild Canis; the data collected from 30 museums, universities and private collections of Australia, Israel, India, USA, Germany and France has allowed the clarification of the taxonomic status of some wild Canidae and has also shed light on the evolutionary path of the pariah dog.
Additionally, Dr Gonzalez collaborates with several ANU scientists, and two articles co-authored with Prof. Colin Groves, from the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, and A/Prof. Geoffrey Clark, from the School of Culture, History and Language will soon be submitted for publication to peer-reviewed journals.
In the near future he is also keen to apply for a Scholarship from the Smithsonian Museum; Dr Melinda Zeder, has given her support and identified some aspects of the domestication of South American camelids as a fitting subject. ARC funding will also be requested for a project focusing on dingo identity, and as to whether dingo/wild dog populations should be regarded as valuable biodiversity; the topic is pertinent to his ongoing research which has proved that many dingo populations retain a strong biological identity in spite of a hybrid background.
Dr Irene Guijt
Dr Jarvis Hayman
Continuing research is based on a Ph.D. thesis completed last year in which was detailed a method of determining the time since death in human bodies found decomposed in Australian conditions up to 14 days after death. Most methods are only able to estimate the time since death up to about 2 to 3 days.
It is important to publish the results of this research in the scientific literature. Further research is required in order to ascertain if it is possible to incorporate the major factors affecting human decomposition in a formula, so that the length of time that the estimation of the time since death can be determined, can be increased.
Dr Gail Higginbottom
Research interests: Landscape archaeology, archaeoastronomy, megalithic monuments, history of archaeological theory, phenomenology, belief systems, heritage interpretation and the uses of archaeology.
Dr Melinda Hinkson
Research Interests: Aboriginal Australia; history of anthropology; media anthropology; visual anthropology and visual culture; cultural transformation; culture and personhood.
Dr Mary Hutchison
Dr Ian Keen
Dr Keen has recently completed a book published by Oxford University Press on comparative study of Aboriginal economy and society at the threshold of colonisation. For more information on the book, visit Aboriginal Economy and Society
Dr Anika Koenig
Dr Koenig's PhD thesis is entitled The Cultural Face of Conflict: Dayak-Madurese Violence in 1996/97 in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Dr Koenig is currently working on grant applications for a new research on medical tourism, with a particular focus on reproductive technologies. The preparations are at an early stage, mainly consisting of literature research and contacting researchers who have worked in that field.
Dr Margot Lyon
Critical medical anthropology, including comparative biomedical systems and theories of sickness and healing; the anthropology of pharmaceuticals, particularly changing patterns of medicine use in developing countries; emotion and social theory; embodiment and emotion; Island Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia; globalisation and change.
Dr Heloisa Mariath
Dr. Mariath is interested in the development of obligatory bipedalism as one of the key adaptations of the human lineage within the broad path of human evolution. From the beginning of this century a number of new fossil specimens have been described significantly increasing the number of species and specimens accessible for study. Dr Mariath is proposing to examine and re-analyse the available data on the hominid tarsal and metatarsal bones including the often neglected information on enthuses in order to shed light on the sometimes unclear aspects of human bipedal evolution.
Dr. Mariath is seeking a visiting fellowship at the ANU with the aim of preparing a robust research proposal for the Australian Research Council to review the evolution of human bipedalism. From her research to date, it appears that discussion in the literature is sometimes specimen/species focused and an overarching analysis including the more recently discovered species and additional specimens of already studied species does not seem to have yet been undertaken.
Dr David Martin
Emrita Professor Isabel McBryde
Emerita Professor Isabel McBryde completed degrees in Latin and History at Melbourne University before departing for Cambridge in 1958. In 1960 her distinguished career as an archaeologist began in Australia's first titles position in Prehistory and Ancient History at the University of New England. During this time she completed her PhD as part of pioneering regional studies in the New England area. In 1974 she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Prehistory and Anthropology at the Australian national University, culminating in her appointment to the Chair of Prehistory in 1986. Retired in 1994, Isabel holds Honorary Visiting Fellowships at the Australian National University and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. In Addition to her academic contributions, Isabel has been active in a wide range of arenas relating to archaeology and cultural heritage over the last four decades. Significantly, she was a founding member of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. and served as its first Secretary in 1974-75.
Dr Barry McGowan
Dr McGowan is a researcher examining the history and heritage of rural and regional Australia, including Australian mining history and heritage, and the history and heritage of the Chinese people in Australia.
Dr Erik Meijaard
Dr. Erik Meijaard is a Senior Forest Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy - Indonesia. He is a member of the IUCN/SSC Deer Specialist Group and the Great Ape Subsection of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, and Regional Coordinator for Asia and member of the IUCN/SSC Pigs, Peccaries and Hippos Specialist Group. He is collaborating with Professor Colin Groves on a number of projects including studies on the morphometric variation in Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) and Bornean Elephant (Elephas maximus) and in the longer term they plan to work on a book about the mammals of Sundaland.
Dr Mary-Jane Mountain
Dr Mountain is pursuing research interests in Melanesian archaeology, taphonomy, post-glacial European archaeology.