Digging in Traders Cave in the iconic Niah Caves archaeological complex. Darren Curnoe excavates while Roshan Peiris observes. (Photo: Mhd. S. Sauffi/Darren Curnoe)
From the tropics of Borneo, Darren Curnoe posted a daily diary sharing his team's dig to explore ancient cemeteries. Through two metres of clay, human bones and tools were discovered.
Indigenous Australians created elaborate rock art, as shown here in Arnhem Land.
Researchers in human evolution used to focus on Africa and Eurasia – but not anymore. Discoveries in Asia and Australia have changed the picture, revealing early, complex cultures outside of Africa.
Mungo Man finally returns to where he was found in the Mungo National Park.
Office of Environment and Heritage/J Spencer
The remains of the first known Australian, Mungo Man, begin their journey home today. Scientists hope they'll still get a chance to study the ancient remains, working with the Traditional Owners.
In this 2013 photo, a resident of Tijuana, Mexico, holds onto the bars that make up the border wall separating the U.S. and Mexico near San Diego. President Donald Trump is proposing to dramatically expand the wall.
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Donald Trump's proposed border wall will destroy historic and ancient sites, violate the rights of Indigenous populations and cause misery to those seeking a better life. What's more? It won't work.
The 2016 Standing Rock protest was only the most recent manifestation of the indigenous American values inherited by European settlers on this land.
Anti-immigrant policies ignore that American ideals like liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness can be traced back to the indigenous pioneers who once moved freely across North America.
Early Vikings wouldn't understand nationalism – the secret to their success was to embrace other cultures.
Lida Ajer cave - a small but well decorated front entrance.
The evidence of a much earlier presence of humans in Indonesia was found more than 100 years ago. But only now has the age of the fossil teeth been accurately dated.
How an act of destruction can simultaneously become an act of creation.
Should we add emus to our diet?
If Australians are to eat healthy, unprocessed meats while making sustainable choices, native animals would be an obvious choice.
Just like us, but different: recently-discovered
Homo sapiens fossils have a modern face, but an ancient brain case.
Philipp Gunz, MPI EVA Leipzig
New paired research papers have pushed back by 100,000 years the time frame in which humans (Homo sapiens) are thought to have lived in Africa.
Enormous sediment cones in a cave at Naracoorte. Two people in overalls show the scale of the area.
Layers and layers of sand and sediment collected in Naracoorte Caves create windows into what Australia was like in our recent past.
Fossilised dinosaur eggs in nests, uncovered by a raid on illegal fossils in 2004.
A new, "baby dragon" dinosaur revealed in a fossil returned to China is a striking example of the discoveries that might be lost when scientific specimens are illegally removed and traded.
Three main excavation squares within Boodie Cave.
Part of the land inhabited by some of the early Australians is now submerged, but details of their life is now revealed in an excavation on an island off the continent’s north-west coast.
Excavations at the limestone cave of Leang Bulu Bettue on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Justin Mott (Mott Visuals)
Ancient bone and teeth ornaments found in an Indonesian cave advance our knowledge of the culture and traditions of some of the earliest people in our region.
Cooking veg for 10,000 years.
The proof is in the pottery.
Footpaths in Japan are built with bumpy guide-strips so vision impaired pedestrians can get around with ease.
From high chairs in public bathrooms to handbag baskets in cafes, Japan is a considerate place. Australia can learn from a society where material culture acts as a reminder to be aware of the needs of others.
La Cotte de St Brelade during excavation.
Excavations have shown that early humans were frequent visitors to the same coastal area over tens of thousands of years.
Why an interest in archaeology is no longer a thing of the past.
Digging the dirt on the joys of archeology.
Jerusalem is mentioned on this 2,700-year-old papyrus.
A mysterious papyrus said to come from the Judaen Desert could be the first to reveal the name of Jerusalem.
The Warratyi rock shelter is elevated above a local stream catchment in South Australia.
Archaeologists found thousands of objects in a remote Australian cave which shows Aborigines made it inland some 10,000 years earlier than first thought. So what did they find?