Oldest known figurative cave art discovered in Borneo

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Cave paintings in Borneo among the world’s oldest examples of figurative depiction. 
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Fossil skull casts doubt over modern human ancestry

Griffith University scientists have led an international team to date the skull of an early human found in Africa, potentially upending human evolution knowledge with their discovery.
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Fossil skull reveals ape-like brain but prolonged growth similar to humans

Three-million-year-old brain imprints in fossil skulls of the species Australopithecus afarensis (famous for “Lucy” and the “Dikika child’’ from Ethiopia) shed new light on the evolution of brain growth.
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Singing away the coronavirus blues: making music in a time of crisis reminds us we belong

Griffith experts say making music provides a means to regain control in a time of crisis.
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Researcher dates last known Homo erectus remains

Last known remains of modern human ancestors dated by Griffith archaeologist. 
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Indonesian cave art overturns thinking on the roots of human spirituality

Figurative depiction of hunters may be oldest evidence of human ability to imagine supernatural beings.
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Genetic analysis suggests ‘wise’ bin chickens tamed and sacrificed to Egyptian God

Genetic diversity suggests priests and villagers able to tame wild ibises each year for mummification by the millions.  
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New research into the Rock Art of Cape York’s ‘Quinkan Country’

Griffith University rock art researchers are part of expert team who will spend the next five years investigating one of the richest bodies of rock art in Australia.
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Griffith appoints distinguished academic to DVC Research

A highly regarded chemical biologist with a distinguished record in championing research across several continents, Professor Mario Pinto, has been announced as Griffith University’s new Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research).
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Dating reveals Greece skull to be earliest known Homo sapiens found in Eurasia

Griffith researcher dates early human fossil found in Greece at 210,000 years old. 
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DNA could enable repatriation of ancient Aboriginal remains

First ancient nuclear genomes of Aboriginal Australians show repatriation of unprovenanced remains possible.
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Griffith dates bones of new human species found in Philippines

A Griffith University researcher has played a key role in the international multidisciplinary team that has discovered a new human species in a Philippines cave.   Professor Rainer Grün, Director of Griffith’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE), used uranium series analysis to date the teeth and bones from three small hominid individuals found in […]
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Geochemical ‘stamp’ offers fresh hope for repatriation of unprovenanced human remains

Investigating geochemical signatures in surface geology and ancient remains could aid repatriation of Indigenous skeletons to their place of origin.
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Tools in world’s oldest tattoo kit made from human bone

Intricate, multi-toothed tools found to be 2700 years old, making them the oldest confirmed tattooing combs found in Oceania. 
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Sophisticated monkey hunting aids human colonisation of South Asian rainforest

Oldest and longest record of specialised active primate hunting offers insights into how people inhabited extreme environment.  
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New evidence of early humans in North Africa more than half a million years older than previous findings

Discovery indicates ancient humans occupied site more than half a million years earlier than previously thought. 
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250,000 year-old teeth reveal unprecedented detail about ancient children

250,000 year-old Neanderthal teeth reveal the oldest exposure to lead and the first natural weaning from breastfeeding. 
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All hail the ‘sacred’ bin chicken

Highly revered 'bin chicken' finds itself at the heart of historic debate on evolution
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