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 […]
A Griffith University researcher hopes a new discovery on orangutan weaning could help conservation efforts for the highly endangered primate. Associate Professor Tanya Smith, from the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) team, based in Griffith’s Environmental Futures Research Institute, aged museum specimens using growth lines in their molar teeth and mapped barium, an […]
Griffith University archaeologists Associate Professor Adam Brumm, who with Indonesian colleagues led the excavations that yielded the new findings, and Dr Michelle Langley, who analysed the recovered ornaments and art objects. Griffith University archaeologists are part of a joint Indonesian-Australian team that has unearthed a rare collection of prehistoric art and ‘jewellery’ objects from the Indonesian […]
Griffith University’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution has once again made the Science list of top 10 stories for the year. It is the second time in three years the centre, officially launched last year, has made the impressive international Science Magazine list. Making the sixth spot was the world-first Aboriginal genome research conducted […]
Griffith University has developed the first needle-free vaccine for Strep A with the potential to help millions from suffering, uncovered the history of Aboriginal Australians in a world first genomic study and celebrated a scientist being named 2017 Queensland Australian of the Year – all in one short year.
Neanderthals lived with two other kinds of humans 100,000 years ago. But why did only our species survive? Renowned palaeoanthropologist Professor Chris Stringer will explain why at a public lecture in Brisbane on July 8.