A study published today in the journal Nature, reports ground ochres among the earliest evidence for human occupation of Australia, 65,000 years ago.
Griffith University’s rock art expert Professor Paul Taçon has capped a remarkable year being honoured with the Rhys Jones Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Archaeology - the top archaeology award in Australia. Earlier this year he was awarded an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship worth $2.5 million to continue his rock art research.
A research project led by Griffith scientists Dr Maxime Aubert and Dr Adam Brumm has been included in the top 10 scientific achievements of 2014
Some people regard Australia’s Outback as an empty landscape. So vast is its expanse, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by one’s smallness within it. However, there is no emptiness in Professor Paul Tacon’s Outback. He loves it as a teeming place, one rich in sights, species and especially stories; thousands of them painted on the ancient rocks to record […]