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True giant wombat gives Diprotodon podium a wobble

Griffith researchers shed light on extinct large species related to modern-day wombat family. 
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17 ARC Discovery Projects for Griffith researchers in 2023

Griffith University researchers will lead 17 new Discovery Projects across a broad field of knowledge after being awarded over $7.735 million from the Australian Research Council.
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Griffith rises to the top of Australia’s research efforts

Griffith named in nation-wide research rankings.
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Flesh-eating bugs get to work on animal bone dataset

Beetles 'clean' bones needed by researcher to create modern reference library for Australian fauna.
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Central Asia identified as key route for early human migration 

Findings indicate the desert zones of Central Asia may have served as key areas for early hominin dispersals into Eurasia. 
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Stone projectile skills help foragers occupy rainforests during southern Asia migration

Miniature stone and bone discoveries reveal early humans exploited challenging habitats sustainably.  
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Massive outback rock art site reveals ancient narrative

Researchers have shed light on the story behind a large sandstone rock art site in Central Queensland that features seven star-like designs, large snake-like designs, six-toed human feet and even a penis. Professor Paul Tacon and Dr Andrea Jalandoni from the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution […]
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Researchers discover earliest known stone-age surgery

A team of Indonesian and Australian archaeologists co-led by Griffith University academics has unearthed the skeletal remains of a young hunter-gatherer whose lower left leg was amputated by a skilled prehistoric surgeon 31,000 years ago. The discovery, published in Nature, is thought to be the earliest known evidence for a complex medical act, pre-dating other […]
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Fossil ape teeth open a new window into ancient seasonal climates

Fossilised teeth of ancient mammals from a 17-million-year-old Kenyan site reveals climate variability.
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‘Rare honour’: Griffith archaeologists win top Indonesian award

Award recognises Griffith's ground-breaking research into rock art dating in Indonesia.
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Stone Age discovery shows Homo sapiens survived in the Kalahari

Researchers have traveled back in time to discover Homo sapiens did indeed live and survive in the Kalahari Desert more than 20,000 years ago.
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Wood sharpens stone: boomerangs used to retouch lithic tools

Study highlights stone tool shaping among multiple uses of boomerangs.
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Underwater cave fossil site gains state protections

Now protected underwater cave site contains the only known extensive underwater vertebrate fossil deposits in Australia.
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Origin of fascination: childhood dream a reality for new ARCHE Director

New ARCHE Director hopes to build stronger research and teaching relationships locally and globally.
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Ancient hand grenades: explosive weapons in medieval Jerusalem during Crusades

New analysis of residue reveals 11th-12th century ceramic vessels contained explosive material.
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Oldest known ochre processing in East Asia discovered

Well-preserved Palaeolithic site in northern China reveals previously unidentified set of cultural innovations.
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Citizen science to reveal koala ‘family trees’ from scats

One of the three grants awarded to Griffith University researchers by the Queensland Government will benefit from citizen scientists to better understand and document the DNA profiling of South East Queensland’s koala populations.
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17 ARC Discovery Projects greenlit for Griffith researchers

Researchers have received grants worth over $6.96 million from the Australian Research Council.
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