Neanderthal hunting ability and the extinction of archaic humans

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    Centuries ago, we co-existed with several species, including Neanderthals, a now-extinct human. Some say the reason for Neanderthal extinction was the more efficient methods for hunting wild animals developed by modern humans. Using novel bone analysis techniques from biochemical archaeology, this project will investigate Neanderthal hunting abilities to produce evidence of the importance of sustainable management of animals for modern humans survival. We will share our discoveries via animations, media interviews, and guest podcasts with the more than 5 million Australians who watch archaeology news and documentaries, visit museums and listen to podcasts. We will also create interactive school resources, a graphic novel and curriculum recommendations for school-aged children who are future stewards of Australias animal resources. The uptake of our creative and engaging translational o
    Effective start/end date2/03/241/03/27


    • Australian National University (ANU): A$36,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$456,802.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$36,000.00