Microscopy as a window to the past

Our understanding of past landscapes and how people survived within them can be viewed through the looking glass of microscopic remains. The microscope lab at the Department of Archaeology and Natural History houses state-of-the-art facilities that are being used to examine all aspects of the Earth’s past environments.


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  • New fully funded internship program now available at PalaeoWorks

Through support from the ARC Environmental Futures Network we are able to provide the opportunity for students and researchers using pollen and spore reference material valuable to their own research programs to participate in the development of The Australasian Pollen and Spore Atlas (APSA).

Details about applying to the program can be found here 1.

Southern Connections and Convergences: climate, environment and cultural adaptations in the cool temperate southern hemisphere. View report on the meeting held on Waiheke Island, New Zealand in November 2008 1

  • ARC support for Quaternary research decreasing?

A report on the successful grants announced to commence in 2009 and an assessment of the trends in ARC funding for Quaternary (including archaeology) research over the last 7 years can be found here 1

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This web page is designed and maintained by Simon Haberle (RMAP/ANH)
Last Updated 22nd September 2008



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