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Text The first modern humans in south-east Asia

TLF ID M013142

This is a multilayered resource about the theories and evidence of the origins of the first modern humans in south-east Asia. It has four sections: Theories; The sout-heast Asian fossil record; The appearance of sout-heast Asian features; and The first modern Indonesians. The Related sections, Related items and Related images located at the top right of the resource provide access to important information, images of artefacts and details about the archaeological importance of these artefacts.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the year 7 history curriculum. It is relevant for the content description referring to the to the range of archaeological sources that can be used in a historical investigation. The Theories section of the resource provides relevant information, as it includes details about the artefacts that have provided archaeological evidence for the two theories regarding the origins of modern south-east Asians. The images and information presented in the Related images section is also relevant here.
  • The resource is also relevant for the year 10 science curriculum, in particular the content description referring to the heritable characteristics that are transferred from one generation to the next. The appearance of south-east Asian features section and The first modern Indonesians section of the resource provide useful information, including records of the specimens that have been key to theories of the origins of modern south-east Asians.
  • The resource may contribute to students attaining those elements of the year 10 science achievement standard that refer to students explaining processes that underpin heredity and evolution and the analysis of scientific theories that have been developed and reviewed over time. The appearance of south-east Asian features section of the resource is relevant here. It provides information about the earliest evidence of the modern south-east Asian features including: an upward orientation of the cheekbones; a broad face with limited projection; flattened nasal bones and a broad nose; and shovel-shaped incisors. The images of skulls and information presented in the Related images section is also relevant.
  • The resource may also be useful for the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority. It is relevant to the priority's organising idea that Australia is part of the Asia region and our histories from ancient times to the present are linked.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • History
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Australian Museum
  • Organization: Australian Museum
  • URL: http://www.austmus.gov.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Museum
  • Organization: Australian Museum
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.austmus.gov.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
Rights
  • © Australian Museum. This material may be used and reproduced free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.