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ABC Science Show highlights the oldest known evidence of Aboriginal settlement

This Saturday Giles Hamm, archaeologist and Honorary Fellow of the South Australian Museum will feature on ABC Radio National’s Science Show. Tune in to hear Giles talk about the recent discovery of the Warratyi rock shelter located in the Flinders Ranges. The rock shelter contains the first reliably dated human interaction with mega fauna, with fossils […]

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PhD position: Reconstructing Australian megafaunal extinction histories using luminescence dating techniques.

A PhD scholarship is available as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project entitled “Trying times: Millennial to million year chronologies for improved reconstructions of Australian megafaunal extinctions.” This 3-year PhD scholarship is open to domestic and international students, and includes a living stipend of AU$25,850 per year. The planned starting date is […]

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New clues to evolution dug up from world’s largest human fossil collection

The Sima de los Huesos (pit of bones) is a cave in northern Spain from which 6500 human fossils from at least 28 individuals have been recovered to date. Analysis of skulls from the earliest humans with Neandertal-like features reassigned the age of the fossils to about 430 000 years ago. Dr Lee Arnold, from […]

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