In recent years, the focus of human evolution research has increasingly shifted from Africa – the ‘cradle of mankind’ – to Asia and Australia. The Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) is the first academic centre specifically focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the scale of ancient human migrations and the full story of the origins of the people in our region.
An initiative of Queensland’s Griffith University, ARCHE’s mission is to foster research excellence through multidisciplinary projects that bring together leading Australian and international scholars and institutions in the field of human evolution, with a particular focus on two key regions: Australia and neighboring Southeast Asia.
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A window to the past
Groundbreaking work by the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution aims to provide the scientific narrative of the intertwined evolution of humans and landscapes in Australasia. The centre will give opportunities for Aboriginal people to become involved in scientific research and to educate the next generation of students and young researchers.