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Media Release: Aboriginal hair shows 50,000 years connection to country

DNA in hair samples collected from Aboriginal people across Australia in the early to mid-1900s has revealed that populations have been continuously present in the same regions for up to 50,000 years – soon after the peopling of Australia. Published today in the journal Nature, the findings reinforce Aboriginal communities’ strong connection to country and […]

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Research Tuesdays: Connected to Country

The next Research Tuesdays forum will be presented by Professor Alan Cooper, founder of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA. Title: Connected to Country When: 5:30pm, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre Cost: Free, but bookings recommended Indigenous Australians have a remarkably deep cultural and spiritual connection to their country. Now, research at the […]

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Podcast- Genetic Data Reinforcing Aboriginal Connection to Country

Radio Adelaide’s Sound of Science program chats to Dr Ray Tobler, geneticist from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD). Dr Tobler is part of a team of researchers working on the Aboriginal Heritage Project which aims to reconstruct the genetic history of Aboriginal communities using ground-breaking techniques. The project uses specimens and records collected through anthropological studies […]

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Vodcast- Rediscovering Indigenous Genetic Heritage

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds upon the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Building upon the 2016 theme of “Our History, Our Story, Our Future”, Professor Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), and Dr Raymond Tobler, ARC Indigienous fellow and geneticist with […]

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