How humans won the race – evolutionary evidence at World Science Festival

Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution
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If the human race had run differently, modern man might have descended from Neanderthals, or some other species of ancient hominin. Instead, Homo sapiens won world domination, and researchers from Griffith University’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) are at the forefront of re-tracing that ancient ‘race’ to ultimate victory. Griffith University’s signature event […]

Plenty to chew over at World Science Festival – the amazing tales teeth tell

Image credit: Larry Engel (PBS)
Griffith Sciences
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When Griffith Associate Professor Tanya Smith entertains the World Science Festival Brisbane audience with the many tales teeth tell, they’ll be pondering much more than what they’ve just eaten at the Brainfood Breakfast event (22 March). The Biological Anthropologist turns back time to reveal the secrets of ancient teeth and the stories they tell of human […]

ARCHE helps rewrite timing for first humans out of Africa

Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution
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Scientists from Griffith University have played a crucial role in helping an international team of archaeologists rewrite the timeline of human evolution and the migration of modern humans out of Africa. It had been widely accepted that Homo sapiens had moved out of Africa between 90,000 and 120,000 years ago but that has now been […]

Ice Age children toys to be discovered

Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution
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Griffith researchers are uncovering more about the “archaeologically invisible” – children of the Ice Age and their toys. Archaeologists have believed it near impossible to find toys from the deep past of Europe — the Palaeolithic, which dates to between around 45,000 to 11,000 years ago. Looking for children from this period is a relatively […]

Giant Australian marsupials were like no other

Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution
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A giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupial related to wombats and koalas has been discovered to be the only marsupial known to have ever followed annual seasonal migration. Likening it to “Australia’s Ice Age Serengeti”, researchers tracked the now extinct megafauna diprotodon – a three-tonne beast up to 1.8m tall and 3.5mlong – using fossils and […]