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Archaeology PhD topics
In recent years, the focus of human evolution research has increasingly shifted from Africa — the ‘cradle of mankind’ — to Asia and Australia. Two of Griffith University’s leading research centres — the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) and the Place, Evolution, and Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU) have been at the forefront of exciting discoveries both in these regions and further abroad.
We are now seeking up to 10 highly motivated and collegial PhD candidates who would like to join our team. Domestic and international students are encouraged to apply.
Griffith Undergraduate Course
Perspectives on Human Evolution
The course features a survey of the human fossil record, including the earliest evidence of putative humans in the late Miocene, and continuing up to the origin and expansion of modern humans in the Late Pleistocene. Genetic, geological, chemical, and archaeological evidence will be considered along with the fossil evidence for human evolution. Students will be challenged to critically evaluate on-going debates in palaeoanthropology with particular emphasis on Australia, and will develop skills in reading and discussing primary literature.
Massive Open Online Course
A Question of Time: How We Date Human Evolution
Discover the role that dating human fossils plays in the reconstruction of human evolution: explore examples from around the world.
The unknown ‘Ice Age’ artists of Borneo
Extinct hominins and early humans on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi
Contact Associate Professor Adam Brumm
Tracing the Mediterranean history of early humans
Contact Dr Mathieu Duval
Assessing Sumatra’s role in ancient human movements and evolution
Contact Dr Julien Louys