Modern humans arrived in Australia about 50,000 years ago. They were the earliest settlers outside of Africa forming the ancestors of present-day Aboriginal Australians. Researchers have been sequencing the Y chromosome of Aboriginal volunteers to investigate their ancestry. The results of this study refute previous studies suggesting that about 5,000 years ago there was a mixing of Aboriginal and Indian populations, and rather confirm the archaeological record.
I currently work for the University of Melbourne Australia as an academic specialist - curriculum designer in the Faculty of Arts. Where I work with other academics, primarily in history, to advise and assist subject coordinators in redesigning subject syllabi, structures and teaching delivery. Previously I taught Ancient History and Classical Languages at another Australian university for seven years full-time. I have taught various aspects of Roman, Mycenaean and Greek history and created courses on Barbarian Europe, Terrorism and Rebellion in the Ancient World and Ancient Warfare.