Publications

Monster Anthropology. Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters

Monster Anthropology. Ethnographic Explorations of Transforming Social Worlds Through Monsters

Author/editor: Yasmine Musharbash & Geir Henning Presterudstuen

Year published: 2020

Monsters are culturally meaningful across the world. Starting from this key premise, this book tackles monsters in the context of social change. Writing in a time of violent upheaval, when technological innovation brings forth new monsters while others perish as part of the widespread extinctions...

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Archaeologies of Island Melanesia Current approaches to landscapes, exchange and practice

Archaeologies of Island Melanesia Current approaches to landscapes, exchange and practice

Author/editor: Mathieu Leclerc, James Flexner

Year published: 2019

‘The island world of Melanesia—ranging from New Guinea and the Bismarcks through the Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia—is characterised more than anything by its boundless diversity in geography, language and culture. The deep historical roots of this diversity are only beginning to be uncovered...

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Debating Lapita Distribution, Chronology, Society and Subsistence

Debating Lapita Distribution, Chronology, Society and Subsistence

Author/editor: Stuart Bedford & Matthew Spriggs

Year published: 2019

This volume comprises 23 chapters that focus on the archaeology of Lapita, a cultural horizon associated with the founding populations who first colonised much of the south west Pacific some 3000 years ago. The Lapita culture has been most clearly defined by its distinctive dentate-stamped...

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Madeleine Colani's Megaliths of Upper Laos

Madeleine Colani's Megaliths of Upper Laos

Author/editor: Louise Shewan and Dougald O'Reilly

Year published: 2019

Madeleine Colani published her ground breaking two-volume tome Megaliths du Haut-Laos in 1935. The work remains the authoritative document on the mysterious stone jars found in northern Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Recently (2019), a translation of the work, originally published in French, was...

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The Green Revolution Narratives of Politics, Technology and Gender

The Green Revolution Narratives of Politics, Technology and Gender

Author/editor: Patrick Kilby

Year published: 2019

This book reviews the Green Revolution, starting with its inception and development from the 1940s to the 1970s, and leading to what is commonly referred to as a second Green Revolution in the 2000s. Building on the historical assessment, it draws insights for contemporary policy debates and...

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The Spice Islands in Prehistory Archaeology in the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia

The Spice Islands in Prehistory Archaeology in the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia

Author/editor: Peter Bellwood

Year published: 2019

This monograph reports the results of archaeological investigations undertaken in the Northern Moluccas Islands (the Indonesian Province of Maluku Utara) by Indonesian, New Zealand and Australian archaeologists between 1989 and 1996. Excavations were undertaken in caves and open sites on four...

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The Year in Review - ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology 2019

The Year in Review - ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology 2019

Author/editor: School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Year published: 2019

The School of Archaeology and Anthropology Annual Magazine features a review of the major events and achievements from 2019. The second annual magazine from the school showcases various articles from its four diciplines: Archaeology Anthropology Biological Anthropology Museum & Heritage Studies...

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Dynamics of Difference in Australia Indigenous Past and Present in a Settler Country

Dynamics of Difference in Australia Indigenous Past and Present in a Settler Country

Author/editor: Francesca Merlan

Year published: 2018

In Dynamics of Difference in Australia , Francesca Merlan examines relations between indigenous and nonindigenous people from the events of early exploration and colonial endeavors to the present day. From face-to-face interactions to national and geopolitical affairs, the book illuminates the...

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The Archaeology of Portable Art Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives

The Archaeology of Portable Art Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives

Author/editor: Michelle Langley, Mirani Litster, Duncan Wright, Sally K May

Year published: 2018

The development of complex cultural behaviour in our own species is perhaps the most significant research issue in modern archaeology. Until recently, it was believed that our capacity for language and art only developed after some of our ancestors reached Europe around 40,000 years ago...

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The Year in Review - ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology 2018

The Year in Review - ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology 2018

Author/editor: School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Year published: 2018

The School of Archaeology and Anthropology Annual Magazine features a review of the major events and achievements from 2018. The first annual magazine from the school showcases various articles from its four diciplines: Archaeology Anthropology Biological Anthropology Museum & Heritage Studies...

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