Profile: Darren Curnoe
Paleontologist, biologist & archeologist
Paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and archaeological scientist interested in all aspects of human evolution – but as it is a vast and multidisciplinary subject – I have tended to focus my research on reconstructing and understanding the hominin (human) fossil record of the last 2.6 million years (or Pleistocene Epoch), with a focus on the genus Homo.
I have worked mostly on fossil remains in Australia, South Africa, Kenya, China and Malaysia. My interests range from the earliest representatives of the human genus (Homo) through to the evolution of modern humans (H. sapiens) and settlement of Eurasia by our species.
I am also a former TV journalist with a passion for communicating science, especially human origins, to a broad audience.
NoteStreams By Darren Curnoe
We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It’s a largely impossible dream based on a set of fallacies about our ancestors.