2020 news & events

23 November
Digital fieldwork, pt. 3: Forging ahead
Professor Carmel O’Shannessy
Australian National University/ECDI
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26 October
Children’s Language Learning and the Making of Human Lifeworlds
Emeritus Prof Alan Rumsey
Australian National University/CoEDL
SYNAPSE Seminar Series
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23 October
The Cute critter rewriting our understanding of prehistory
Dr Shimona Kealy
Australian National University/ECDI
Atlas Obscura
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12 October
Relatively Speaking: The Cultural Evolution of Kinship Diversity
Prof Fiona Jordan
University of Bristol
SYNAPSE Seminar Series

9 October
New Evidence for Lapita Settlement of the Massim Islands in Eastern New Guinea
Dr Ben Shaw
Australian National University/ECDI
Tropical Archaeology Research Laboratory Seminar Series

2 October
40,000 years of adapting to sea-level change on Alor Island
Dr Shimona Kealy
Australian National University/ECDI
ANU Media Release
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28 September
Language Diversification Through a Biogeography Lens
Dr Hannah Haynie
University of Colorado Boulder
SYNAPSE Seminar Series
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24 September
The Earliest Sea Voyages to Australia
Dr Shimona Kealy
Australian National University/ECDI
Biological Anthropology Research Seminars
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28 August
Dealing with Sahlins’ Legacy: What criteria for a Comparison of Past and Present Sociopolitical Systems in Melanesia?
Francois-Xavier Faucounau
L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)/ Australian National University/ECDI
SYNAPSE Seminar Series
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24 August
Archaeologist’s last minute discovery helps unearth 17-thousand year old history of the Massim / Milne Bay in PNG
Dr Ben Shaw
Australian National University/ECDI
ABC Radio National
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20 August
Stone tools from a remote cave reveal how island-hopping humans made a living in the jungle millennia ago
Dr Shimona Kealy
Australian National University/ECDI
The Conversation
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15 August
Lapita Conference Volume Reaches Vanuatu: Free For Download
Dr Stuart Bedford
Australian National University/ECDI
Daily Post Vanuatu
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27 July
Speculation Made Material: Experimental Archaeology & Maker’s Knowledge
Dr Adrian Currie
University of Exeter
SYNAPSE Seminar Series
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21 July
Whose here and whose there? Double perspective and the grammar of social cognition
Prof Nick Evans
Australian National University/ECDI
Abralin ao Vivo Seminar Series
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29 June
The earliest sea voyages to Australia: Maps, models, and anecdotes from the field
Dr Shimona Kealy
Australian National University/ECDI
SYNAPSE Seminar Series
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12 June
Online Zoom Screening of film, Kaja-warnu-jangka ‘From the bush’
Carmel O’Shannessy
Australian National University/ECDI
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30 January
Unravelling human history with ancient DNA
Dr Ray Tobler
University of Adelaide
SYNAPSE Seminar Series
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