Back in the 1990’s a “New” Australian member realised that she didn’t know much about Australian history, actually she always said that until she came here by accident that she didn’t realise Australia had a history!
That led to her research becoming an on-going ‘class’ the members of which knew their history. The result of that participation led to the first anthropology course.
We are all interested in the past, and different civilizations, and we decide amongst ourselves what we would like to learn about next, then access courses from around the world, usually from Universities.
So far amongst many we have learnt about, are the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Venetians, Egyptians, Aztecs, Celts, Portuguese explorers, Romans, Renaissance Italy, Victorian England, South America & Egypt.
As you can see we are interested in just about everything.
Lost Worlds Vanished Lives
Written and presented by David Attenborough
Could a pterodactyl as large as light aircraft have flown? Did millipedes once grow to six feet long? How did insects become preserved in amber for over 50 million years?
All these questions and more are answered through the study of fossils. In his journeys to the most famous fossil sites in the world, David Attenborough discovers a pre-historic world teeming with life and full of enticing clues as to how life evolved. They reveal how dinosaurs hunted, lived in groups and cared for their young. And they offer glimpses of the most bizarre creatures that ever lived, such as tiny horses and an animal that is half bird and half reptile.
With the help of expert palaeontologists, fossil enthusiasts from around the world and sophisticated modelling, Lost Worlds Vanished Lives breathes life into Earth’s distance past.
Episode 1: Magic in the Rocks Episode 3: Dinosaur
Episode 2: Putting Flesh on Bone Episode 4: The Rare Glimpses
Come and join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month for an interesting morning.
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If you would like to join the Anthropology Group or would like to talk to someone about it, please send us a message on our Contacts Page.