Australian Museum Expedition 2022

Oct 31, 2023

In collaboration with the Norfolk Island community, Parks Australia, the Australian Institute of Botanical Science and the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Australian Museum scientists have conducted biodiversity surveys of native and introduced fauna and flora, adding to the existing scientific knowledge of the biodiversity of the Island and inform management practices.

A program of archaeological fieldwork, including excavation, was conducted by Australian Museum scientist Dr Amy Way and University of Sydney Masters student Nicola Jorgensen, in collaboration with the Norfolk Island community. This excavation has furthered our understanding of pre–European, Polynesian settlement on Norfolk Island and explored the nature and extent of this occupation through the objects they left behind.

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