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Michael C. Westaway
University of Queensland
GeologyArchaeologyGeographyPopulationBiology
50Publications
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#1Yan RizalH-Index: 9
#2Kira E. Westaway (Macquarie University)H-Index: 19
Last. Russell L. Ciochon (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 3
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Homo erectus is the founding early hominin species of Island Southeast Asia, and reached Java (Indonesia) more than 1.5 million years ago1,2. Twelve H. erectus calvaria (skull caps) and two tibiae (lower leg bones) were discovered from a bone bed located about 20 m above the Solo River at Ngandong (Central Java) between 1931 and 19333,4, and are of the youngest, most-advanced form of H. erectus5–8. Despite the importance of the Ngandong fossils, the relationship between the fossils, terrace fill...
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#1Mark Collard (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 33
#2Sally Wasef (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
Last. Michael C. Westaway (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 10
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ABSTRACTIn this paper we outline a worked example of the combined use of genetic data and archaeological evidence. The project focuses on Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula and has two goals. One is ...
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#1Michael C. Westaway (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 10
New research suggests that groups of ~130 modern humans at minimum undertook planned expeditions to colonise Sahul via a northern route. However, the necessity of more evidence to test this model reflects a need for change in the way we investigate the population history of this region.
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#1Shaun Adams (Griffith University)H-Index: 1
#2Rainer Grün (Griffith University)H-Index: 54
Last. Michael C. Westaway (Griffith University)H-Index: 10
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It has been estimated that up to 25% of Indigenous human remains held in Australian institutions are unprovenanced. Geochemical tracers like strontium isotope ratios ( Sr/ Sr) have been used globally for over 40 years to discern human provenance and provide independent data to aid in repatriation efforts. To reliably apply this technology, landscape Sr/ Sr isotope ratio variability must be quantified. In Australia, only a few studies have used this technique and they are lacking in detail. Here,...
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#1Michael C. Westaway (Griffith University)H-Index: 10
#2Gilbert J. Price (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 17
Last. Mark Collard (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 33
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The diversity of Australia's mammalian fauna has decreased markedly since European colonisation. Species in the small-to-medium body size range have been particularly badly affected. Feral cats and foxes have played a central role in this decline and consequently strategies for reducing their numbers are being evaluated. One such strategy is the reintroduction to the mainland of the Tasmanian devil, Sarcophilus harrisii. Here, we provide a palaeontological perspective on this proposal. We begin ...
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Objectives To: 1) develop/adapt and validate an instrument to measure patient safety attitudes and opinions of community-based spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) providers; 2) implement the instrument; and 3) compare results among healthcare professions.
#1Joanne L. Wright (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
#2Sally Wasef (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
Last. David M. Lambert (Griffith University)H-Index: 39
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After European colonization, the ancestral remains of Indigenous people were often collected for scientific research or display in museum collections. For many decades, Indigenous people, including Native Americans and Aboriginal Australians, have fought for their return. However, many of these remains have no recorded provenance, making their repatriation very difficult or impossible. To determine whether DNA-based methods could resolve this important problem, we sequenced 10 nuclear genomes an...
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#1Gilbert J. PriceH-Index: 17
#2Julien LouysH-Index: 19
Last. Michael C. WestawayH-Index: 10
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Too many meta-analyses of extinctions of giant kangaroos or huge sloths use data that are poor or poorly understood, warn Gilbert J. Price and colleagues.
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