Unearthing Australia's giants

5 Sep 2022
Gilbert Price
UQ's Senior Lecturer in Palaeontology Dr Gilbert Price with the lower jaw of diprotodon. Image: Anjanette Hudson

Hidden in rocks and dirt just three hours north-west of Brisbane, the fossilised remains of prehistoric megafauna that roamed the Australian continent millions of years ago lie waiting to be unearthed.

In the rural town of Chinchilla, the megafauna – literally ‘large animals’ – has been preserved by the sand; the once-formidable creatures left only fossils behind.

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