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南島語族人骨出土 台澳國際合作考古發掘 – Discovery of Ancient Austronesian Human Skeleton by Taiwan and Australian international collaborative excavation

[by ANU Archaeologist, Dr Hsiao-chun Hung. For more in English on Dr Hsiao-chun’s latest research, see Dr Hsiao-chun Hung returns to the Mariana Islands.] 南島語族起源一直是學術界熱門的議題,眾家議論紛紜。著名的考古學家貝爾伍德(Peter Bellwood),即推論南島語族的擴散從台灣向南、向東、向西發展。此議題引發學者熱烈討論,而台灣學者參與這一議題的研究,更是不可缺席的一員。由文化部所屬國立台灣史前文化博物館研究典藏組體質人類學林秀嫚博士參與之台澳國際合作考古發掘,此次與澳洲國立大學(Australian National University)Mike T. Carson博士及洪曉純博士共同協助於馬里亞納群島南部天寧島(Tinian)上Taga House附近的考古遺址進行發掘與分析。 [The famous House of Taga Site in Tinian, Mariana Islands] 該遺址曾於2011年12月與2013年2月進行考古發掘時出現人骨遺留,今年又再發現人骨遺留的地點,正是當年Fr. Marcian … Continue reading

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Dr. Hsiao-chun Hung returns to the Mariana Islands

[a shard of decorated red-slipped pottery.] “In February-March 2013, Hsiao-chun Hung and Mike Carson returned to the Mariana Islands in far western Micronesia, searching for more evidence of the oldest human habitation at the House of Taga Site, ca. 3500-3400 … Continue reading

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ANU’s new student group: the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association

  The Australian National University has a new student group geared towards increasing the awareness of Micronesians in Australia – the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA).  The ANU-chartered student group was formed in May 2012 by a small group … Continue reading

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11th Festival of Pacific Arts: ‘Culture in Harmony with Nature’

From 1-14 July 2012, thousands of artists and performers from the region will gather in Honiara for the Pacific’s largest, most colourful and exciting cultural event. The 11th Festival of Pacific Arts will feature traditional and contemporary visual and performing arts – … Continue reading

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Cameron at bottom of Mariana Trench

Explorer-filmmaker reaches Mariana Trench on deepest ever solo sub dive. Stuffed into a “vertical torpedo,” the explorer-filmmaker has become the first human to reach the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep (11 kilometres below sea level). For more on this remarkable story, … Continue reading

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