Darren Curnoe

Facial reconstruction of Homo erectus from China

Archaeological discoveries in East Asia over the last decade or so have dramatically rewritten our understanding of human evolution, writes Darren Curnoe.


Exciting genetic and archaelogical discoveries this year, including a Red Deer Cave people thigh bone, are dramatically rewriting major episodes of our ancient past, writes Darren Curnoe.   


A 14,000 year-old thigh bone found in China suggests an ancient species of human thought to be long extinct may have survived until as recently as the end of the last Ice Age.

edwards dodo

Humans are in the driver's seat of evolution – but where are we heading, asks Darren Curnoe.


Grandmothers are uniquely placed to invest time into helping feed and care for their grandchildren, writes Darren Curnoe.

cave painting

Is it true that for our entire history humans have associated with about 150 other people? Darren Curnoe checks the facts.

Papua New Guinea

The big questions about our past, evolution and place in nature are getting harder to answer, writes Darren Curnoe


DNA research has revealed some surprising aspects to our evolutionary history during the past 50,000 years, writes Darren Curnoe.


Have you ever wondered why we have an appendix? Or why some of us can wiggle our ears? And just why are we so hairy? Find out in the latest episode of our series on human evolution, "How Did We Get Here?"


A cursory look at the palaeodiet highlights a wilful ignorance of the science behind human evolution, writes Darren Curnoe.