Dr Sofia Samper-Carro is a Lecturer and Postdoctoral research at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Archaeology and Natural History department.

Dr Samper-Carro is also a postdoctoral researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage. She is an expert on past human behaviour.

Her expertise cover the study of human-animal interactions as well as human response to climatic changes in the past. She is a leader in the application of innovative methods to the study of animal and human bones.

Fields of expertise



The talking dead: burials inform migrations in Indonesia

If three ancient bodies buried in Indonesia could talk, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) say they…

25 August 2022


Rare 8,000 year old child burial reveals secrets of the dead

ANU Archaeologists have discovered a rare child burial dating back 8,000 years on Alor Island, Indonesia. The one-of-its-kind…

3 November 2020


Fall of the Neanderthals

On the way to the field site at the start of the Pyrenees mountains, there is sometimes the…

27 November 2019

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