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

Humans may have occupied Indonesian site earlier than previously thought

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Finger bone discovery believed to be from the oldest modern human found in Arabia

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Ancient ‘giant’ handaxes raise questions about mobility of prehistoric European populations

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ARCHE helps rewrite timing for first humans out of Africa

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Ice Age children toys to be discovered

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Giant Australian marsupials were like no other

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