A tale of two species: constructing chronologies for patterns of change in the behaviour of Neanderthals and early modern humans [ 2010 - 2014 ]

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Researchers Dr Z Jacobs; Prof HL Dibble; Prof J Hublin; Dr SP McPherron

Brief description This project will address one of humanity's most fundamental philosophical and empirical questions: when did we become human? The resulting insights will put Australia centre stage in this scholarly debate and contribute to a greater appreciation of the time-depth and significance of Aboriginal cultural heritage. Modern dating methods underpin many archaeological and environmental projects, so the advances made in this project will benefit researchers worldwide, increase Australia's capacity for commercial services and enhance the nation's international standing in geochronology. We will also train a new generation of high-quality research students in an interdisciplinary environment and forge new international collaborative initiatives.

Funding Amount $843,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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