Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

New archaeological research lab has all the GEAR

Griffith has launched a new open air research lab that will allow students at its Nathan campus to practice archaeological excavation techniques and researchers to study decay rates.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Researcher unearths more layers of cave history

Novel virtual method to examine fossil-bearing deposits in Sumatran cave sites a first.  
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

‘Green Arabia’ crucial migration route for early humans during changing climate

Pulses of increased rainfall transformed arid Arabian Peninsula into a route for human population movements over last 400,000 years. 
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

First ancient human DNA from the islands between Asia and Australia

First skeleton discovered from early foraging culture known as 'Toaleans'.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Tiny tools point to specialist skills of ancient Indonesians

Research findings offer greater insight into precision stone work used by Toalean people.
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Climate change could erase ancient Indonesian cave art

Findings indicate deterioration of globally significant artworks accelerating in step with climate change. 
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Humans weren’t always agents of destruction when arriving on uninhabited islands

A Griffith University led team discovered the arrival of ancient humans to uninhabited islands doesn’t always lead to widespread extinctions as is often thought.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Boomerangs return with greater insights into ample uses

Findings constitute first traceological evidence of hardwood boomerangs being used for shaping stone tools in Australia.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Bone tools found in arid landscape among oldest in Australia

Bone artefacts found in Kimberley cave site dated as being more than 35,000 years old by research team.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Early humans in the Kalahari were as innovative as their coastal neighbours

Findings shine light on Homo sapiens' origins in southern Africa interior.
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Architecture, construction and planning

Experts imagine cities of 2060 at World Science Festival

With Australia’s population set to hit 40 million by 2060, Griffith University cities experts say it is time to get serious about long term planning.
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Griffith team awarded Science Magazine top-10 scientific breakthrough of the year

Griffith University archaeologists have been awarded a coveted place in Science magazine’s top-10 scientific breakthroughs of the year for their work on the discovery of the world’s oldest known rock art.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Tracking avian predators’ return to the wild

Griffith University has joined forces with the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation (CWHF) to track the movements of coastal birds of prey after rehabilitation.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Rainforests not humans drove megafauna extinction in Southeast Asia

The takeover of Southeast Asia’s grasslands with today’s rainforests contributed to the extinction of the region’s megafauna and ancient humans.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Newly discovered footprints reveal oldest traces of humans in Arabia

Scientists have identified tracks left on an ancient freshwater lake in the Arabian Peninsula as the earliest trace of human arrival in the area from about 120,000 years ago.
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Funding win for archaeology student in new B Arts Honours program

A Griffith archaeological science student, testing new ways to identify where items from collections have come from, has been awarded funding to continue her exciting research.
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Studying ancient children’s teeth to reveal the future

Human evolutionary biologist Professor Tanya Smith has been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship worth $1,075,728 to investigate prehistoric human population growth by analysing the teeth of ancient children.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

New fossil family of giant wombat relatives discovered in Australia

A group of Australian and international palaeontologists have identified a giant wombat-like animal so unique they had to create an entirely new family of marsupials.
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