Past events

01
Nov
2018

Book Launch - ANU Visiting Fellow Dr Paul Burke

Anthropologist and ANU Visiting Fellow Paul Burke is hosting a book launch to celebrate the release of 'An Australian Indigenous Diaspora: Warlpiri, Matriarchs...
18
Oct
2018

Sexual selection and the evolution of the human beard

The evolution of reduced body hair distinguishes humans from other anthropoid primates. However, humans retain marked patches of hair on the face and body, of...
04
Oct
2018

Ancient microbial DNA in dental calculus: a promising tool for studying past human movements

Thirty years ago, Keith Dobney and Don Brothwell discovered that ancient dental calculus from humans and other animals contains calcified microorganisms. Today...
20
Sep
2018

Peaceful neighbours? Intergroup behaviour in wild bonobos

Intergroup violence and parochial altruism are both prominent traits in human society. However, differences in behaviour towards in-group members and extra-...
16
Aug
2018

Beyond sequence comparisons - studying human evolution in the age of functional genomics

Much of humans' evolutionary past is documented in our genomes. Traces of our contact with close relatives like Neandertals, exposure to selective forces like...
16
Aug
2018

Beyond sequence comparisons - studying human evolution in the age of functional genomics

Much of humans' evolutionary past is documented in our genomes. Traces of our contact with close relatives like Neandertals, exposure to selective forces like...
02
Aug
2018

Getting to Know the Gozitans: Bioarchaeological approaches to exploring fragility and sustainability in Neolithic Malta (ca. 4400-2200 BC)

Human history is punctuated by the succession of changing cultures and civilisations, many of which emerged and disappeared within decades or centuries. But...

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