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SEMINAR: Archaeology Seminar Series 2017

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Today's date is Saturday, November 18, 2017
Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : The Australian Palaeodiet 50,000 years in the making Other events...
We know very little about the role of fauna in Australian archaeology, particularly what species people hunted, and how they were butchered and cooked. The majority of our understanding comes from archaeological assemblages and ethnography. However animal . Previously, such studies were restricted to the ungulate (hooved) animals of North America, Europe and Africa. This current project is building the most comprehensive database of its type anywhere in the world. Results from this research also have important implications for the ‘modern Australian palaeodiet’, specifically what native animals we should incorporate into our everyday lives. Bio

Jillian Garvey is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and History at La Trobe University researching human occupation, subsistence and land-use in late Quaternary northwest Victoria and Tasmania. She has combined her background in archaeology and zoology to specialise in zooarchaeology, and is interested in the role of Australia native fauna (both vertebrate and invertebrate) in Australian archaeology.
Speaker(s) Jillian Garvey (ARC DECRA Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology and History, ANU)
Location SS1.93 (the FishBowl)
Contact Sven Ouzman <sven.ouzman@uwa.edu.au>
Start Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:00
End Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <karen.eichorn@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:56
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