About

Darren Curnoe
Assoc. Prof. Darren Curnoe

My aim is to convey my passion for science and to install a deep understanding of who we are as a species in order to help us meet the challenges we all face today and into the future.”

Darren Curnoe is a scientist, writer and educator with an insatiable curiosity for understanding the kind of creature we are and how we came to be this way. He also believes that science isn’t complete until it has been communicated to the wider community. Therefore, he has made writing, broadcasting and making films about science, especially human origins and prehistory, a major part of his career.

Darren is a palaeoanthropologist and archaeologist fascinated with human evolution and prehistory. He is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and a Chief Investigator and co-leader of the Education and Engagement Program in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage. Darren is also an Honorary Professor in the Yunnan Institute for Cultural Relics and Archaeology and Southeast Asia Archaeology Research Centre (Kunming, China).

View his Google Scholar, UNSW Research Gateway, ORCID ID and Academia.edu profiles for a list of many of his scientific articles, downloads, and some metrics showing the impact of his research.

Below are some Open Access scientific articles from Darren’s research which can be downloaded for free:

2016 ‘Deep Skull’ from Niah Cave Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

2015 ‘Red Deer Cave people’ femur PLoS One

2015 Signatures of hybridisation in Southwest China Scientific Reports

2012 ‘Red Deer Cave people’ skulls PLoS One

2011 Ancient Indigenous Australians International Journal of Evolutionary Biology