Scientists have identified tracks left on an ancient freshwater lake in the Arabian Peninsula as the earliest trace of human arrival in the area from about 120,000 years ago.
A group of Australian and international palaeontologists have identified a giant wombat-like animal so unique they had to create an entirely new family of marsupials.
Griffith University researchers were part of a group of Australian palaeontologists who announced the discovery of new extinct Australian megafauna that lived until 40,000 years ago in tropical northern Australia and the reason for their demise. The research, led by the Queensland Museum, and including experts from Griffith University, and a host of other Australian […]
Griffith researchers contributed to a new isotopic study of fossil teeth that shows the first direct evidence that human success over Neanderthals and other hominins is due to our ability to adapt to changing environments as we island-hopped across the globe. In a new article published in Nature Communications Associate Professor Julien Louys from the […]
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 […]
Hunting was not easy in a rainforest in ancient times but new research has found modern humans made a way for themselves in Indonesia. New evidence not only suggests that modern humans were present in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought – but they were colonising dense rainforests at earlier ages as well. […]