archaeology

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Though the Indigenous inhabitants were using white clay long before them, Sydney-made pottery helped colonists maintain different aspects of 'civilised' behaviour.

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New study presents earliest evidence for hominins in ‘Green Arabia’ between 500,000 and 300,000 years ago – and shows the area was made up of humid grasslands, rather than arid desert

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New research by UNSW scientists points to prehistoric mass graves being related to tsunamis. The findings could change how researchers interpret coastal human settlement in prehistory.

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Darren Curnoe reports on his recent excavation at the famous Niah Caves in Borneo.

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Darren Curnoe answers the question: Where did the first person come from?

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The discovery of the Red Deer Cave people by UNSW's Darren Curnoe has been named the world's top archaeological research finding for 2011-2012 at the inaugural Shanghai Archaeological Forum.

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Fossils found in Queensland have added another gigantic creature to Australia’s prehistoric mammals, writes Karen Black.

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A world-first digital application allowing archaeologists to share information directly from the field is set to revolutionise archaeology.

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Indigenous collaboration and bush skills are shedding new light on what killed off Australia's unique megafauna.

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A team of international researchers, including UNSW archaeologist Dr Andy Herries, has shown that the earliest humans were a sophisticated lot who decorated their bodies, used advanced stone tools and enjoyed seafood.