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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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

Wood sharpens stone: boomerangs used to retouch lithic tools

Study highlights stone tool shaping among multiple uses of boomerangs.
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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

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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Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution

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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2021 Vice Chancellor’s Gala Award winners celebrated

Griffith has recognised its best and brightest researchers, professional and support staff plus teaching excellence at a gala event in Brisbane.
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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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