Dr Deborah Argue

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Archaeological Science 210102
  • Biological (Physical) Anthropology 160102

Research interests

Homo floresiensis; human evolution in Africa, Asia and Europe; palaeoanthropology.


Debbie is an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow who is researching Homo floresiensis, and, in particular, is seeking to identify the ancestors of this new species of Homo and to discover its place in the human evolutionary tree. Her team comprises Professor Colin Groves (ANU) and Professor William Jungers (Stonybrook, New York). Her PhD focused on human evolution in Africa and Europe in the Early Pleistocene; her MA focused on human evolution in the Middle Pleistocene. Previously Debbie was an archaeologist specialized in Australian prehistory, particularly of the Australian Alps. Prior to undertaking her PhD, she was a Heritage Officer in local government, engaged in the identification and conservation of Aboriginal and historic heritage in the ACT.

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