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8 August 2018

Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa.

180718 UNSW Science World Subject Rankings
2 August 2018

UNSW Sydney’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences performed strongly in the latest ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018: Earth Sciences moved up to 40th in the world, up from 51-75 in 2017; Geography...

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1 August 2018

New research by UNSW scientists points to prehistoric mass graves being related to tsunamis. The findings could change how researchers interpret coastal human settlement in prehistory.

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17 July 2018

A manifesto from 23 researchers challenges old models, and outlines the major new directions archaeology should follow to solve the puzzling origins of modern humans.

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12 July 2018

Researchers seeking answers to the cause of a sudden rise in atmospheric CO2 in a period of less than 100 years about 16,000 years ago have revealed in Nature Communications how stronger westerly winds in the Southern Ocean could be the cause....

Reconstruction of the peculiar, short-faced niata cow.
19 June 2018

Scientists have used the latest genetic and anatomical techniques to study the remains of a cow with a short face like a bulldog that fascinated Charles Darwin when he first saw it in Argentina 180 years ago.

18 June 2018

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of our dedication to harnessing our cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities.

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8 May 2018

Fossil remains of a new pigeon species which was related to the extinct dodo and lived 16-19 million years ago, before becoming extinct in a period of global cooling, have been unearthed in New Zealand

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28 February 2018

Fossilized bones of two new species of tiny, flightless extinct birds have been discovered by Australasian scientists in 19 to 16-million-year-old sediments of an ancient lake on the South Island of New Zealand

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20 February 2018

Chris Turney, Jonathan Palmer and Mark Maslin suggest that a single tree provides a potential marker for the start of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch dominated by human activity.