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New Paper in Science – The last interglacial Iberian Neandertals as fisher-hunter-gatherers

University of Adelaide researchers join an international team to question Neanderthals behaviour. A paper published in Science today involving University of Adelaide researchers A/Prof. Lee Arnold and Dr Martina Demuro provides new insights into Neanderthal subsistence strategies and further questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens groups. The study […]

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Pint of Science with Laura Weyrich

Pint of Science is coming to Adelaide, bringing together science enthusiasts over a nice, cold bevvy. This year’s Pint of Science will feature our very own Dr Laura Weyrich. Weyrich is an expert on ancient DNA and the original palaeo diet. Using DNA sequencing of ancient dental tar, she reconstructs diets of Neanderthals long gone. […]

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Media Release: Dental plaque DNA shows Neandertals used ‘aspirin’

Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals – our nearest extinct relative – has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicine to treat pain and illness. Published today in the journal Nature, an international team led by the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre […]

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Prof Chris Stringer podcast available

The podcast from the presentation by Professor Chris Stringer is now available for download. The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum presented Professor Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher in the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in London, on Friday 12 July 2013. The presentation titled The Origins of Our Species examined […]

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Live stream Prof Chris Stringer’s presentation tonight

The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum present Professor Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher in the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in London, on Friday 12 July 2013. The presentation is titled ‘The Origins of Our Species’ and examines human evolution from Neanderthals to modern humans. When: Friday 12 July 2013 […]

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Prof Chris Stringer on The Origins of Our Species

  The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum present Professor Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher in the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in London, on Friday 12 July 2013. The presentation is titled ‘The Origins of Our Species’ and examines human evolution from Neanderthals to modern humans.   When: Friday 12 […]

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