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  1. 23 January 2024 - Humanities

    Ancestral ties to the Kabayan ‘fire’ mummies is driving research to save them

    A family link to the Philippines’ Kabayan mummies inspired University of Melbourne research into environmental changes in the mountain caves that house them.

  2. 5 January 2024 - Science Matters

    Earth’s invisible shield can help reveal our past and our future

    University of Melbourne's Dr Agathe Lise-Pronovost studies Earth’s magnetic field, which protects us from cosmic rays, and leaves its signature in ancient rock

  3. 3 August 2023 - Humanities

    Beauty, wine and death in the ancient world

    A new archaeology exhibition at the University of Melbourne gives insights into the hidden lives of ancient Graeco-Roman women, children, slaves and artisans

  4. 11 May 2023 - Humanities

    Happy ancient Roman Mother’s Day

    No breakfast in bed and a bouquet, on ancient Roman Mother’s Day, women served their slaves, says University of Melbourne historian and archaeologist.

  5. 4 April 2023 - Humanities

    All rivers lead to Rome

    University of Melbourne research has unearthed the somewhat forgotten role of rivers as the trade arteries of the ancient Roman Empire

  6. 11 August 2022 - Under the Microscope

    The palaeontology field keeps you on your toes

    University of Melbourne palaeontologist Dr Vera Korasidis is fresh from a dig in Wyoming’s Badlands, which has a unique rock record, unearthing pollen fossils

  7. 2 June 2021 - Humanities

    What was it like to be a child in the Roman Empire?

    In researching a new children’s novel set in Ancient Roman times, a University of Melbourne archaeologist found herself hunting answers to unusual questions

  8. 16 April 2021 - Science Matters

    Laos jars are slowly revealing their secrets

    New dating techniques find Laos’ stone jars may be over 3000 years old, but the sites remained in ritualistic use longer, says University of Melbourne research.

  9. 2 March 2020 - Humanities

    Out of ancient marshes

    Archaeologists co-led by University of Melbourne uncover massive ancient reclamation work in the Pontine Marshes that was a harbinger of Rome's determination

  10. 19 February 2020 - Science Matters

    Victoria’s volcanic history confirms the state’s Aboriginal inhabitation before 34,000 years

    New University of Melbourne research dating volcanic eruptions and Indigenous oral traditions gives us a new minimum age for human occupation in Victoria.