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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Arts Education Law

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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Architecture, construction and planning

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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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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