The mike morwood memorial website
A dedicated website has been developed and will be used as a memorial to Mike and the legacy he has left. Mike's memorial website can be found here.
Within the site are stories and anecdotes written by people who knew Mike well, several galleries of photos depicting images of Mike throughout his life and career as well as media and multimedia items centred on Mike (such as recordings of public lectures an obituaries).
If you wish to contribute something to the website, whether it be memories of Mike or photos, please contact email@example.com
The latest of UoW's Research and Innovation newsletter has just been released. This issue features an article on the recent discovery of the earliest human occupation of Bolivia, a project participated by CAS member A/Prof. Kat Szabo and GeoQuEST (UoW) member Dr. Jan Hendrik-May, and a full page write-up on CAS' own Dr. Zenobia Jacobs.
Read the full stories in the newsletter found here
Congratulations to CAS researcher Dr. Zenobia Jacobs on being awarded a 2013 Scopus Young Researcher Award
Read more here
Evidence for earliest habitation of Bolivia discovered
CAS researcher Dr. Kat Szabo and GeoQuEST (UoW) member Dr. Jan-Hendrik May collaborates with an international team in this incredibly significant and innovative discovery.
Here is a link to The Conversation covering the story
Re-imagining Neandertal's technological capabilities
CAS researcher Dr. Zenobia Jacobs is part of a team that has discovered evidence that that the perception of Neandertals as knuckle-dragging oafs may not be the reality of Homo sapien's distant cousin
Read the article in The Conversation here
CAS and the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council collaborate in local midden research and analysis
Members of CAS, including researchers and students work on archaeological material from an Illawarra excavation
Read the official UoW media release here
Congratulations to Prof. Bert Roberts of CAS who has been awarded a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council
The Centre for Archaeological Science was established at UOW in 2010 to develop, integrate and apply modern scientific techniques to answer fundamental questions about human evolution and the analysis of material remains of past human life and activities.
Recent exciting discoveries and key projects led by CAS members have addressed the emergence of modern human behaviour in Africa, the worldwide dispersal of our species, the human colonisation of Australia and resulting impact on the native fauna, and the evolution and extinction of the so-called 'Hobbit' (Homo floresiensis) in Indonesia.
CAS is affiliated with the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (SEES) and brings together researchers drawn from the physical, chemical, biological and geological sciences, in partnership with science-based archaeologists. It boasts world-class laboratory facilities for archaeological dating, archaeological chemistry, artefact and residue analysis, archaeobotany, zooarchaeology and palaeontology.
CAS members include established senior scientists and emerging young researchers leading projects that have attracted more than $5 million of competitive grant funding over the last 3 years and generated landmark publications in top-ranked interdisciplinary and specialist journals.
Most CAS members are full-time researchers, funded by the Australian Research Council, but we also teach the third-year subject "Dung, Death and Decay: modern scientific methods in archaeology" (EESC309) to expose undergraduate students to the latest research.
Our current Honours, Masters and Doctoral students are working on a variety of projects in Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia, often in partnership with other leading interdisciplinary organisations. Opportunities for new research students to become involved with CAS can be found here under Projects: Potential Research Opportunities
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Claudio Tuniz finds earliest dental procedures (PLoS One paper)