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 […]

Griffith helps uncover archaeological past in Mithaka Country

Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution
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Unravelling the past for the First People is key to a new partnership between Griffith University and the Mithaka People of South West Queensland. Mithaka People are the Native Title owners of 33,800 square kilometres in the Channel Country of southwest Queensland, as well as the last claimants to a further 22,000 square kilometres west […]