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Stephen Munro

Stephen Munro, Curator

Portrait of Stephen Munro
Stephen Munro. Photo: Jason McCarthy.

I joined the National Museum of Australia in 2008 having studied biological anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra.

In 2010 I spent two months at the Museum’s Research Centre, where I completed my PhD, titled Molluscs as ecological indicators in palaeoanthropological contexts.

Contact

Email stephen.munro@nma.gov.au
Tel +61 2 6208 5188

Exhibitions

'The 1866 and 1867 Melbourne cups', new acquisition display at the National Museum, 2013.

Landmarks: People and Places across Australia, permanent gallery at the National Museum, 2011-13.

'Victorian goldfields,' new acquisition display at the National Museum, 2013.

Symbols of Australia, travelling exhibition for the National Museum, 2009.

Eternity: Stories from the Emotional Heart of Australia, permanent gallery at the National Museum, 2008-11. Curated stories on Peter Cundall, Joan Winch, Tom Sonter, Louis Johnson and Princess Mary of Denmark.

Publications

pdf 'Reply to John Langdon’s review of the eBook: "Was man more aquatic in the past? Fifty years after Alister Hardy"' in HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 63, December 2012, pp. 496–503 (co-author with M Vaneechoutte and M Verhaegen).

'Pachyosteosclerosis suggests archaic Homo frequently collected sessile littoral foods?' in HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 62, issue 4, August 2011, pp. 237–247 (co-author with M Verhaegen).

'Pachyosteosclerosis in Archaic Homo: heavy skulls for diving, heavy legs for wading?' in M Vaneechoutte, A Kuliukas & M Verhaegen, (eds.) Was Man more aquatic in the past? Fifty years after Alister Hardy: Waterside hypotheses of human evolution, Bentham Science Publishers: eBook, 2011, pp. 82-105 (co-author with M Verhaegen).

'Seafood, diving, song and speech' in M Vaneechoutte, A Kuliukas & M Verhaegen, M. (eds.) Was Man more aquatic in the past? Fifty years after Alister Hardy: Waterside hypotheses of human evolution. Bentham Science Publishers: eBook, 2011, pp. 181-189 (co-author with M Vaneechoutte and M Verhaegen).

'The life and tragic death of Louis St John Johnson' in Goree: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander News from the National Museum of Australia, vol 7, issue 18, 2010.

pdf 'Stratigraphy, depositional environments and basin structure of the Hadar and Busidima Formations at Dikika, Ethiopia' in J Quade & JG Wynn (eds.), The Geological Context of Human Evolution in the Horn of Africa, Geological Society of America Special Publication, 2008, pp. 87-118 (co-author with JG Wynn, DC Roman, Z Alemseged, D Reed and D Geraads).

pdf 'The original econiche of the genus Homo: Open plain or waterside?' in S Muñoz (ed.) Ecology Research Progress, Nova, New York, 2007, pp. 155–186 (co-author with M Verhaegen, M Vaneechoutte, R Bender & N Oser).

pdf 'Aquarboreal ancestors?' in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, vol. 17, issue 5, May 2002, pp. 212–217 (co-author with M Verhaegen and PF Puech).