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Landmark women: Dr Mary-Jane Mountain

Landmark women: Dr Mary-Jane Mountain

Friday 16 May 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Our popular program celebrating the lives of prominent women living and working in Canberra.

This month we welcome Dr Mary-Jane Mountain, a retired archaeologist, who taught at universities in the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and Australia from the 1960s to 2006.

Mary-Jane graduated in history and archaeology in the United Kingdom, then worked at Saffron Walden Museum in Essex. She later joined the Department of Prehistory at the University of Edinburgh, began fieldwork in the highlands of Papua New Guinea and taught at the University of PNG. In 1978 Mary-Jane came to the Australian National University in Canberra and completed a PhD that included fieldwork in a remote PNG village, with her partner and a three-month-old baby. Mary-Jane taught and mentored at the ANU for many years. Her ongoing research on archaeological materials focused on bone from extinct animal species and early human artefacts, excavated from Nombe rockshelter in New Guinea.

Cost: $10 non-members, $5 full members, full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
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