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Kilwa coins
Feature: The Ancient African Coins of Arnhem Land
Indigenous knowledge is informing a scientific expedition that hopes to uncover the origins of medieval African coins that may have been left in Arnhem Land hundreds of years before the arrival of Cook.
Browse: Earliest Evidence for Aboriginal Coastal Occupation
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Cholesterol and other sterols have been obtained from a 380 million-year-old fossil in Gogo Devonian deposits in the West Kimberley. The discovery nearly triples the age of the oldest discovery of these important molecules.
The Baxter/ Kelly skull
Cover Story: Final Resting Place of an Outlaw
Archaeological and forensic detective work led to the remains of Ned Kelly, one of Australia’s most celebrated, reviled and polarising historical figures.
Feature: Were Termites the World’s First Farmers?
New trace fossils from the African Rift Valley reveal evidence for the origins of agriculture, not by humans but by insects.
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Browse: World’s Oldest Axe Fragment Found in the Outback
Fossil File: Australian World Heritage Fossil Sites Celebrate 20 Years
The renowned fossil sites at Riversleigh and Naracoorte celebrate a milestone this month.
Fossil File: Getting a Palaeontology Job in Australia
Australia’s funding system disadvantages students attempting to turn their palaeontology studies into a career.
Fossil File: The Amazing Dinosaur Tracks of Broome
The discovery of a diverse range of dinosaur tracks fills in a huge gap that tells us what kinds of dinosaurs once inhabited Australia during the first quarter of the Cretaceous period.
Quandary: Care in Ancient Societies
Archaeologists are documenting evidence that ancient humans cared for disabled members of their community.
Odd Spot: The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries Of All Time
Over the centuries there have been some amazing archaeological discoveries. Let's take a look at the greatest ones.