Science and Technology

Mapping Indigenous Australia Through Ancient DNA

Posted on: Mon 4 Sep 2017

Working in collaboration with the South Australian Museum, Aboriginal families and communities, a recent study by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA has used ancient hair samples to reconstruct a map of Indigenous Australia prior to European Colonisation.

This Eureka Prize-winning fascinating study provides an insight into the migration and settlement of Indigenous Australians and their treatment of the land.

Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, Professor Alan Cooper joined Jennie Lenman to discuss this research and its implications.


Produced by Milly Schultz-Boylen

Image sourced from  Wikimedia Commons


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