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Danielle Barth

Australian National University
Danielle Barth is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. Her areas of expertise are: Linguistics, Linguistic Structures (Incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics).

Rachael Brown

Australian National University
Rachel Brown is a philosopher of biology and Director of the Centre for Philosophy of the Sciences (CPS) in the School of Philosophy. Her research interests overlap with those of the ECDI in understanding cultural evolution and diversification in Oceana across the span of human history.

Simon Coxe

Monash University
Simon is a professional archaeologist with over 14 years’ experience working within the heritage and cultural research sector.

Rebecca Hamilton

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Rebecca Hamiton is a palaeoecologist Her research focuses on reconstructing past ecological change in Sunda (Cambodia), Wallacea (Sulawesi), the Philippines and Australia from timescales ranging from decades to hundreds of thousands of years. I am interested in applying my work to understanding the inter-relationships between climate, tropical landscapes and people during critical periods of human movement and social unheaval.

Anton Killin

Australian National University
Anton’s areas of research include the evolution of music and language (and cognitive/cultural evolution more generally) as well as various issues in philosophy of the sciences and philosophy of the arts.

Clare McFadden

Australian National University
Cale McFadden is a biological anthropologist at the Australian National University. Her work on past population dynamics is a key component in several of ECDI’s research themes. Population structure, size, growth and mobility are all recognised contributors to cultural transmission and evolution. Estimating these demographic variables for past populations can provide us with insights into how diversity has emerged, with continuity into human prehistory.

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