Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Scientists gather for first-of-kind human origins research

International gathering highlights ambitious aim to understand human origins and future lessons.
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Shiyu discovery reveals Eastern Asia’s early human migrations

In a thought-provoking discovery, an international team of researchers have unearthed evidence shedding light on the ancient migration of Homo sapiens into eastern Asia around 45,000 years ago. 
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Australian Atlantis: Ancient submerged landscapes reveal a mosaic of human habitation

Nnow submerged north Australian region existed as an extensive archipelago for early human migration.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

No scientific evidence for cognitively advanced behaviours and symbolism by Homo naledi

Study casts doubt on claims ancient small-brained hominin buried their dead and produced rock art.
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Griffith researchers draw more than $4.6 million in funding in Discovery Grants

Nine new Griffith-led ARC Discovery Projects awarded $3,622,738.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Once-lush corridor a bustling route for early human migrations out of Africa

Findings support growing consensus for lush Jordan Rift Valley that funnelled migrants into western Asia and northern Arabia.  
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Grinding tools play key role in food, plant and pigment processing during ‘Green Arabia’

Use-wear analysis of grinding tools sheds new light on the subsistence and lifestyle of ancient peoples in region.  
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Sea sequin ‘bling’ links Indonesian islands’ ancient communities

Sewing shell beds onto clothing and items across Indonesian islands dates back 12,000 years ago.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Got milk? The ancient Tibetans did, according to study

Study finds dairying began on the Tibetan plateau by ~3500 years ago and supported expansion into non-farmable highlands.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Waxing and waning of environment influences hominin dispersals across ancient Iran

Study finds humid periods in ancient Iran led to the expansions of human populations.
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2.9-million-year-old butchery site reopens case of who made first stone tools

Discovery of stone tools and cut-marked animal bones in Kenya offers window into the dawn of stone technology.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

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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