Dutch courage before 1770

Some of the first major exchanges between European and First Nations peoples on the Tiwi Islands, Cobourg Peninsula and Croker Island give new insights into the […]

When rock art meets machine learning

Rock art of human figures created over thousands of years in Arnhem Land has been put through a transformative machine learning study to analyse style changes […]

Bite-size insights to the past

A novel study of bone and tooth fragments from koalas and rodents has given scientists a new way to understand how the Adelaide region has been […]

What we now know about living in space

November 2 marks 20 years since the first residents arrived on the International Space Station (ISS). The orbiting habitat has been continuously occupied ever since. Twenty […]

Medieval texts reveal false Royal Navy origins

England’s proud maritime history credits Alfred the Great as having established the Royal Navy but evidence from medieval text uncovered by Flinders University researchers show this […]

Clues to pandemic rebounds from the past

As the COVID-19 pandemic redefines what we think of as ‘normal’, archaeology and ancient history can provide some consolation about the great adaptability of our species. […]