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Tuesday 22 October 2019 (Week 11), 2-3.30pm

The Department of Ancient History in conjunction with the Macquarie University Ancient History Association (MAHA) offers a research seminar series, intended to bring together those within Macquarie and outside who have an interest in the languages, histories, and cultures of the ancient world. View the schedule for the research seminar.

All are welcome! Please arrive on time and join us after the seminar for coffee, tea and biscuits!

Convenor: Dr Alexandra Woods Twitter


Associate Professor Ronika Power | Macquarie University

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Prehistoric Malta: People of the Temples. Recent Osteological Work of the ERC-FRAGSUS Project

Human history is punctuated by successions of cultures and civilisations, many of which emerged and failed within decades or centuries. But why do some cultures manage to sustain themselves for centuries or millennia, while others adapt or collapse in response to changing conditions in natural and/or sociocultural environments? There are few studied examples of the immensely important issue of how ancient societies responded to change in order to sustain their ways of life. Through innovative fieldwork, analysis and synthesis, the ERC-funded FRAGSUS project is seeking to provide insights into these questions that are relevant today at a global scale by developing models of how societies emerged, expanded, and were sustained, or declined, collapsed, were transformed or replaced. This talk will share findings of our research into these questions from the perspective of the people of prehistoric Malta - the people of the temples.

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