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.

Research themes

Our key research activity covers the following themes:

  • Archaeogeochemistry and Geochronology
  • Archaeology
  • Genomics
  • Landscape and Human Co-Evolution
  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Rock Art and Symbolic Material Culture Research.

Past meets future

ARCHE forms part of the Environmental Futures Research Institute

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News

DNA research could enable repatriation of ancient Aboriginal remains

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New evidence of early humans in North Africa more than half a million years older than previous findings

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Oldest known figurative cave art discovered in Borneo

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250,000 year-old teeth reveal unprecedented detail about ancient children

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All hail the ‘sacred’ bin chicken

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Nature Index names Griffith a 2018 Rising Star

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