Putting the ‘history’ in ‘prehistoric’: confirming the origin of the first collection of megafauna from the Naracoorte Caves
The World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves in southeast South Australia contain some of the world’s most valuable fossil deposits from the Quaternary period (2.5 million years ago to the present). The caves are particularly famous for their ‘megafauna’ fossils. These large animals roamed the Australian continent for most of the Quaternary, before the majority became […]
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Bringing back bits from the dead.
Mammoth haemoglobin has been successfully resurrected by a team including scientists from ACAD. Professor Alan Cooper, the Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA was part of a team of scientists who have resurrected mammoth haemoglobin using ancient DNA preserved in 25,000 to 45,000 year old bones. Watch the clip below to learn how […]