I am an associate professor of archaeology and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Griffith University's Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE). Based within Griffith's Environmental Futures Research Institute, ARCHE is the first academic centre specifically focused on telling the story of human evolution in our region. As the head of this group's archaeology program, my research interests include the pattern and timing of the hominin colonisation of the Wallacean archipelago east of continental Asia and the later dispersal and evolution of early humans throughout the region, including our own species, Homo sapiens. Current research programs are based on the islands of Sulawesi and Flores in the east of Indonesia, where I have undertaken archaeological fieldwork since 2003.
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