A manifesto from 23 researchers challenges old models, and outlines the major new directions archaeology should follow to solve the puzzling origins of modern humans.
Darren Curnoe reports on his recent excavation at the famous Niah Caves in Borneo.
A UNSW-led geological analysis of the site where a 6000-year old human skull was discovered in Papua New Guinea in 1929 has revealed that the person most likely died in a catastrophic tsunami.
The development of agriculture marked the greatest shift in human history, but it came with consequences, writes Darren Curnoe.
Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins, writes Darren Curnoe.
New claims that humans evolved in Europe rather than Africa need to be treated with a good deal of caution, writes Darren Curnoe.
The human brain is unique in many ways including the amount of asymmetry that exists between its left and right sides, writes Darren Curnoe.
We may have finally said goodbye to the destructive personal attacks of the past and moved on to figuring out what the Hobbit really is, writes Darren Curnoe.
If similarities between the Xichang fossils and modern humans are reflective of shared ancestry, then interbreeding offers a plausible explanation, writes Darren Curnoe.
Were there any women around in the Palaeolithic Era? If popular culture is any guide you’d think not, writes Darren Curnoe.