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.
Sophisticated monkey hunting aids human colonisation of South Asian rainforest
20 Feb 2019
Oldest and longest record of specialised active primate hunting offers insights into how people...
DNA research could enable repatriation of ancient Aboriginal remains
20 Dec 2018
Advanced DNA technology to help return ancient remains to resting places.
New evidence of early humans in North Africa more than half a million years...
30 Nov 2018
Discovery indicates ancient humans occupied site more than half a million years earlier than...
Oldest known figurative cave art discovered in Borneo
08 Nov 2018
Cave paintings in Borneo among the world’s oldest examples of figurative depiction.