Human evolutionary biologist Professor Tanya Smith has been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship worth $1,075,728 to investigate prehistoric human population growth by analysing the teeth of ancient children.
Four Griffith University researchers have been awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships worth more than $3.8 million.
Three-million-year-old brain imprints in fossil skulls of the species Australopithecus afarensis (famous for “Lucy” and the “Dikika child’’ from Ethiopia) shed new light on the evolution of brain growth.
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. […]
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 […]