At ARCHE, we conduct some of the world’s most comprehensive analyses of human evolution
We are the first academic centre specifically focused on gaining a deeper understanding of ancient human migrations and the full story of the origins of people in our region.
Our mission is to foster research excellence through multidisciplinary projects that bring together leading international scholars and institutions in the field of human evolution, with a particular focus on two key regions: Australia and neighbouring Southeast Asia.
Our key research activity covers the following themes:
- Archaeogeochemistry and Geochronology
- Landscape and Human Co-Evolution
- Rock Art and Symbolic Material Culture Research.
Newly discovered footprints reveal oldest traces of humans in Arabia
22 Sep 2020
Scientists have identified tracks left on an ancient freshwater lake in the Arabian Peninsula as...
Funding win for archaeology student in new B Arts Honours program
04 Aug 2020
A Griffith archaeological science student, testing new ways to identify where items from...
Studying ancient children’s teeth to reveal the future
30 Jul 2020
Human evolutionary biologist Professor Tanya Smith has been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship worth...
New fossil family of giant wombat relatives discovered in Australia
30 Jun 2020
A group of Australian and international palaeontologists have identified a giant wombat-like animal...