Darren Curnoe

Where do we come from? What does it mean to be human? How can the study of the past inform us about who we are today and where we might be going as a species? Questions like these are at the core of my research as well as the wide ranging science communication work I undertake.

My research into human origins focuses on the physical (fossil human) and archaeological (ecological/cultural) evidence of our past. My interest has been on the human genus (Homo), covering some of the earliest members of the human branch dating to more than 2 million years old up till the evolution of our own species (Homo sapiens, or modern humans) over the last 200,000 years. While I have worked with many collaborators at various institutions in Australia, China, South Africa, Kenya, the U.K. and Malaysia (Sarawak) over the past (almost) twenty years, I presently focus my work on understanding humans origins in East/Southeast Asia and Australasia, spanning the last million years or so.

In Southwest China, with Prof. Ji Xueping of the Yunnan Institute for Cultral Relics and Archaeology and colleagues from other institutions in China and Australia, I have been studying various groups of human/pre-human that lived in the region. In 2012 and 2015, we published evidence for the 'Red Deer Cave people', archaic humans that survived until just 10,500 years ago and interacted, probably interbred, with modern humans. Three of our publications on the subject have been published in open access journals and can be accessed for free: PLoS One 2012Scientific Reports 2015 and PLoS One 2015.

My research in Borneo with colleagues from the Sarawak Museum Department has focused on excavating a new Late Pleistocene archaeological site in the iconic Niah National Park (the Trader's Cave) as well as reanalysing the oldest human remains in Southast Asia including the 'Deep Skull' dated to ~35,000 years old.

During the first half of my career, I undertook research in Africa focussing on early hominins belonging to the genus Homo. Working with the late Professor Phillip Tobias, I studied in detail fossils from various caves, including the most complete early Homo cranium from the region, Stw 53 from Sterkfontein. In 2010, I named the new species Homo gautengensis for southern African early Homo cranial and dental fossils. With various collaborators, I have also worked on determining the geologcial age of many important fossil sites in South Africa, and have co-published the most detailed chronological framework for early human evolution in the region.

Journal articles
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Sun XF; Wen SQ; Lu CQ; Zhou BY; Curnoe D; Lu HY; Li HC; Wang W; Cheng H; Yi SW; Jia X; Du PX; Xu XH; Lu YM; Lu Y; Zheng HX; Zhang H; Sun C; Wei LH; Han F; Huang J; Edwards RL; Jin L; Li H, 2021, 'Ancient DNA and multimethod dating confirm the late arrival of anatomically modern humans in southern China', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 118, pp. e2019158118 - e2019158118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2019158118
2021
Curnoe D; Li HC; Zhou BY; Sun C; Du PX; Wen SQ; Sun XF; Li H, 2021, 'Refusal to acknowledge dating complexities of Fuyan Cave strengthens our case', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2104818118
2021
Wang T; Wang W; Xie G; Li Z; Fan X; Yang Q; Wu X; Cao P; Liu Y; Yang R; Liu F; Dai Q; Feng X; Wu X; Qin L; Li F; Ping W; Zhang L; Zhang M; Liu Y; Chen X; Zhang D; Zhou Z; Wu Y; Shafiey H; Gao X; Curnoe D; Mao X; Bennett EA; Ji X; Yang MA; Fu Q, 2021, 'Human population history at the crossroads of East and Southeast Asia since 11,000 years ago', Cell, vol. 184, pp. 3829 - 3841.e21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2021.05.018
2021
Goh HM; Bakry N; Saidin M; Shahidan S; Curnoe D; Saw CY; Bin Ariffin Z; Kiew YM, 2020, 'The Palaeolithic stone assemblage of Kota Tampan, West Malaysia', Antiquity, vol. 94, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2020.158
2020
Wasinger VC; Curnoe D; Boel C; Machin N; Goh HM, 2020, 'The Molecular Floodgates of Stress-Induced Senescence Reveal Translation, Signalling and Protein Activity Central to the Post-Mortem Proteome', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 21, pp. 6422 - 6422, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21176422
2020
Goh HM; Saw CY; Shahidan S; Saidin M; Curnoe D, 2019, 'Community heritage engagement in Malaysian archaeology: A case from the prehistoric rock art site of Tambun', Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage, vol. 6, pp. 110 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20518196.2019.1579405
2019
Curnoe D; Aubert M; Zhao J-X; Fan M; Wu Y; Baker A; Goh HM; Sun X-F; Mendoza R; Adler L; Ma S; Kinsey L; Ji X, 2019, 'Implications of multi-modal age distributions in Pleistocene cave deposits: A case study of Maludong palaeoathropological locality, southern China', Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.04.020
2019
Goh H; Shahidan S; Saidin M; Curnoe D; Mendoza R; Adler L; Saw CY; Eng KK; Bujeng V; Narayanen S, 2019, 'Revisiting the 3000-year-old Neolithic burial ground of Gua Harimau, West Malaysia', Archaeological Research in Asia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ara.2019.05.001
2019
Wasinger VC; Curnoe D; Bustamante S; Mendoza R; Shoocongdej R; Adler L; Baker A; Chintakanon K; Boel C; Tacon PSC, 2019, 'Analysis of the Preserved Amino Acid Bias in Peptide Profiles of Iron Age Teeth from a Tropical Environment Enable Sexing of Individuals Using Amelogenin MRM', Proteomics, vol. 19, pp. e1800341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmic.201800341
2019
Talon PSC; Sauffi MS; Datan I; Curnoe D, 2019, 'Niah cupules discovered in 2012 and 2014 are subject of ongoing research: reply to Zhang', ROCK ART RESEARCH, vol. 36, pp. 230 - 232, https://research-repository.griffith.edu.au/bitstream/handle/10072/389127/Tacon267866-Publisher.pdf?sequence=5&isAllowed=y
2019
Boel C; Curnoe D; Hamada Y, 2019, 'Craniofacial Shape and Nonmetric Trait Variation in Hybrids of the Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) and the Taiwanese Macaque (Macaca cyclopis)', International Journal of Primatology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10764-019-00081-2
2019
Curnoe D; Datan I; Goh HM; Sauffi MS, 2019, 'Femur associated with the Deep Skull from the West Mouth of the Niah Caves (Sarawak, Malaysia)', Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 127, pp. 133 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.12.008
2019
Curnoe D; Datan I; Zhao JX; Charles LMU; Aubert M; Sauffi MS; Mei GH; Mendoza R; Taçon PSC, 2018, 'Rare Late Pleistocene-early Holocene human mandibles from the Niah Caves (Sarawak, Borneo)', PLoS ONE, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196633
2018
Wright JL; Wasef S; Heupink TH; Westaway MC; Rasmussen S; Pardoe C; Fourmile GG; Young M; Johnson T; Slade J; Kennedy R; Winch P; Sr MP; Wales T; Bates W; Hamilton S; Whyman N; Van Holst Pellekaan S; McAllister PJ; Taçon PSC; Curnoe D; Li R; Millar C; Subramanian S; Willerslev E; Malaspinas AS; Sikora M; Lambert DM, 2018, 'Ancient nuclear genomes enable repatriation of Indigenous human remains', Science Advances, vol. 4, pp. eaau5064, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau5064
2018
Goff J; Golitko M; Cochrane E; Curnoe D; Williams S; Terrell J, 2017, 'Reassessing the environmental context of the Aitape Skull – The oldest tsunami victim in the world?', PLoS ONE, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185248
2017
Rogers N; Killcross S; Curnoe D, 2016, 'Hunting for evidence of cognitive planning: Archaeological signatures versus psychological realities', Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 5, pp. 225 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.11.002
2016
Chisholm RH; Trauer JM; Curnoed D; Tanaka MM, 2016, 'Controlled fire use in early humans might have triggered the evolutionary emergence of tuberculosis', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 113, pp. 9051 - 9056, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1603224113
2016
Ji X; Curnoe D; Taçon PSC; Zhende B; Ren L; Mendoza R; Tong H; Ge J; Deng C; Adler L; Baker A; Du B, 2016, 'Cave use and palaeoecology at Maludong (Red Deer Cave), Yunnan, China', Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 8, pp. 277 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.06.025
2016
Curnoe D; Datan I; Taçon PSC; Leh Moi Ung C; Sauffi MS, 2016, 'Deep Skull from Niah Cave and the pleistocene peopling of Southeast Asia', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2016.00075
2016
Curnoe D; Ji X; Shaojin H; Taçon PSC; Li Y, 2016, 'Dental remains from Longtanshan cave 1 (Yunnan, China), and the initial presence of anatomically modern humans in East Asia', Quaternary International, vol. 400, pp. 180 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.05.057
2016
Stone O; laffan S; Curnoe D; Herries A, 2015, 'Potential human impact on the environmental central niche of the chacma baboon', South African Journal of Science, vol. 111, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2015/20140279
2015
Curnoe D; Ji X; Taçon PSC; Yaozheng G, 2015, 'Possible Signatures of Hominin Hybridization from the Early Holocene of Southwest China', Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep12408
2015
Guy AJ; Curnoe D; Stone OML, 2015, 'Assessing the release success of rehabilitated vervet monkeys in South Africa', African Journal of Wildlife Research, vol. 45, pp. 63 - 75
2015
Guy AJ; Curnoe D; Stone OML, 2015, 'Assessing the release success of rehabilitated vervet monkeys in South Africa', African Journal of Wildlife Research, vol. 45, pp. 63 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.3957/056.045.0106
2015
Curnoe D; Ji X; Liu W; Bao Z; Taçon PSC; Ren L, 2015, 'A hominin femur with archaic affinities from the Late Pleistocene of Southwest China', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143332
2015
Taçon PSC; Tan NH; O'Connor S; Xueping J; Gang L; Curnoe D; Bulbeck D; Hakim B; Sumantri I; Than H; Sokrithy I; Chia S; Khun-Neay K; Kong S, 2014, 'The global implications of the early surviving rock art of greater Southeast Asia', Antiquity, vol. 88, pp. 1050 - 1064, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0003598X00115315
2014
Guy A; Curnoe D; Banks PB, 2013, 'A survey of current mammal rehabilitation and release practices', Biodiversity and Conservation, vol. 22, pp. 825 - 837, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-013-0452-1
2013
Guy A; Curnoe D; Banks PB, 2013, 'Welfare based primate rehabilitation as a potential conservation strategy: Does it measure up?', Primates, vol. 55, pp. 139 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10329-013-0386-y
2013
Ji XP; Curnoe D; Bao ZD; Herries AIR; Fink D; Zhu YS; Hellstrom J; Luo Y; Tacon PSC, 2013, 'Further geological and palaeoanthropological investigations at the Maludong hominin site, Yunnan Province, Southwest China', Chinese Science Bulletin, vol. 58, pp. 4472 - 4485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11434-013-6026-5
2013
Stone O; Laffan SW; Curnoe D; Herries AIR, 2013, 'The Spatial Distribution of Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) Habitat Based on an Environmental Envelope Model', International Journal of Primatology, vol. 34, pp. 407 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10764-013-9669-9
2013
Curnoe D; Green HM, 2013, 'Vault thickness in two Pleistocene Australian crania', Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 40, pp. 1310 - 1318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.09.014
2013
Guy A; Curnoe D, 2013, 'Guidelines for the rehabilitation and release of vervet monkeys.', Primate Conservation, vol. 27, pp. 55 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1896/052.027.0103
2013
Curnoe D, 2013, 'Challenges posed by an "extended synthesis" of evolutionary biology for interpreting and presenting human origins', The Sarawak Museum Journal
2013
Xueping J; Curnoe D; Kanning B; Herries AI; Bao Z; Fink D; Zhu Y; Hellstrom J; Luo Y; Tacon PS, 2013, 'Further geological and palaeoanthropological investigations at the Maludong Hominin Locality, Yunnan Province, Southwest China', Chinese Science Bulletin, vol. 58, pp. 4472 - 4485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11434-013-6026-5
2013
Stone O; Laffan SW; Curnoe D; Rushworth I; Herries AIR, 2012, 'Distribution and population estimate for the Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa', Primates, vol. 53, pp. 337 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10329-012-0303-9
2012
Guy A; Stone O; Curnoe D, 2012, 'Animal welfare considerations in primate rehabilitation: An assessment of three vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) releases in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa', Animal Welfare, vol. 21, pp. 511 - 526, http://dx.doi.org/10.7120/09627286.21.4.511
2012
Curnoe D; Pate D; Bowdler S, 2012, 'Backfill Obituaries', Australian Archaeology, vol. 75, pp. 134 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03122417.2012.11681959
2012
Curnoe D; Ji X; Herries AIR; Kanning B; Tacon PS; Zhende B; Fink D; Yunsheng Z; Hellstrom J; Yun J; Cassis G; Bing S; Wroe S; Shi H; Parr H; Shengmin H; Rogers N, 2012, 'Human remains from the Pleistocene-Holocene transition of southwest China suggest a complex evolutionary history for East Asians', PLoS ONE, vol. 7, pp. Article number e31918, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0031918
2012
Tacon PS; Aubert M; Gang L; Decong Y; Hong L; May SK; Fallon S; Xueping J; Curnoe D; Herries AIR, 2012, 'Uranium-series age estimates for rock art in southwest China', Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 39, pp. 492 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2011.10.004
2012
Curnoe D; Pate D, 2012, 'ALAN THORNE: SCIENTIST, COMMUNICATOR, 'BRIDGE-BUILDER' AND MENTOR (1939-2012) OBITUARY', AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGY, vol. 75, pp. 134 - 135, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000547868200014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Guy A; Stone O; Curnoe D, 2012, 'Assessment of the release of a troop of rehabilitated vervet monkeys to the Ntendeka Wilderness area, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Primates', Primates, vol. 53, pp. 171 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10329-011-0292-0
2012
Curnoe D; Su B; Chauhan P; Gowlett J, 2011, 'Key Evolutionary Transformations in Homo sapiens.', Int J Evol Biol, vol. 2011, pp. 478690, http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/478690
2011
Curnoe D, 2011, 'A 150-year conundrum: cranial robusticity and the origin of Aboriginal Australians', International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 2011, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/632484
2011
Guy A; Stone O; Curnoe D, 2011, 'The release of a troop of rehabilitated vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: outcomes and assessment', Folia Primatologica, vol. 82, pp. 308 - 320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000337269
2011
Curnoe D, 2011, 'Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia', AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIEW, vol. 28, pp. 241 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10437-011-9097-1
2011
Guy A; Curnoe D, 2011, 'Death During Parturition of a Captive Adult Female Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) and its Social Consequences for a Captive Troop', Laboratory Primate Newsletter, vol. 50, pp. 4 - 6, http://www.brown.edu/Research/Primate/LPN50-4.pdf
2011
Curnoe D; Taçon P, 2010, 'A man on the rim', Before Farming, vol. 2010, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/bfarm.2010.3.4
2010
Herries AIR; Hopley PJ; Adams JW; Curnoe D; Maslin MA, 2010, 'Letter to the editor: Geochronology and palaeoenvironments of Southern African hominin-bearing localities-A reply to Wrangham et al., 2009. "shallow-water habitats as sources of fallback foods for hominins"', American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 143, pp. 640 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.21389
2010
Curnoe D; Taçon P, 2010, 'A man on the rim', Before Farming, vol. 2010, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/bfarm.2010.4.4
2010
Curnoe D, 2010, 'Evidence of pathological conditions in the Florisbad Cranium', Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 59, pp. 504 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2010.06.003
2010
Curnoe D, 2010, 'A review of early Homo in southern Africa focusing on cranial, mandibular and dental remains, with the description of a new species (Homo gautengensis sp. nov.)', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 61, pp. 151 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchb.2010.04.002
2010
Tacon P; Gang L; Decong Y; May S; Hong ; Aubert M; Ji X; Curnoe D; Herries AI, 2010, 'Naturalism, Nature and Questions of Style in Jinsha River Rock Art, Northwest Yunnan, China', Cambridge Archaeological Journal, vol. 20, pp. 67 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959774310000053
2010
Wroe S; Ferrara T; McHenry C; Curnoe D; Chamoli U, 2010, 'The craniomandibular mechanics of being human', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B - Biological Sciences, vol. 277, pp. 3579 - 3586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.0509
2010
Curnoe D, 2010, 'Age and taxonomic affinities of South African hominins: a reply to Wrangham et al. 2009, ‘Shallow-water habitats as sources of fallback foods for hominins’', American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 143, pp. 640 - 646
2010
Curnoe D; Green HM, 2009, 'Sexual dimorphism in Southeast Asian crania: a geometric morphometric approach', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 60, pp. 517 - 534, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchb.2009.09.001
2009
Curnoe D, 2009, 'Possible causes and significance of cranial robusticity among Pleistocene-Early Holocene Australians', Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 36, pp. 980 - 990, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2008.11.021
2009
Herries AI; Curnoe D; Adams JW, 2009, 'A multi-disciplinary seriation of early Homo and Paranthropus bearing palaeocaves in southern Africa', Quaternary International, vol. 202, pp. 14 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2008.05.017
2009
Curnoe D, 2008, 'Affinities of the swartkrans early homo mandibles', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 59, pp. 123 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchb.2006.09.002
2008
Smith MA; Tacon PS; Curnoe D; Thorne AP, 2007, 'Human dispersal into Australasia', Science, vol. 315, pp. 597 - 598
2007
Green HM; Curnoe D, 2007, 'Cranial morphology in contemporary east asia: A 3D approach', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 58, pp. 248 - 249, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000249372300028&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2007
Coate JA; Curnoe D, 2007, 'Comparing morphological and genetic distances within the Catarrhine', HOMO-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY, vol. 58, pp. 242 - 242, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000249372300017&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2007
Wroe S; Moreno K; Clausen P; McHenry C; Curnoe D, 2007, 'High-resolution three-dimensional computer simulation of hominid cranial mechanics', The Anatomical Record, vol. 290, pp. 1248 - 1255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.20594
2007
Louys JC; Curnoe D; Tong H, 2007, 'Characteristics of Pleistocene megafauna extinctions in Southeast Asia', Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, vol. 243, pp. 152 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.07.011
2007
Curnoe D, 2007, 'Modern human origins in Australasia: Testing the predictions of competing models', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 58, pp. 117 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchb.2006.08.004
2007
Wroe S; Moreno K; Clausen P; McHenry C; Curnoe D, 2007, 'High-resolution computer simulation of hominid cranial mechanics', The Anatomical Record, vol. 290, pp. 1248 - 1255
2007
Herries AI; Curnoe D; Brink J; Hopley P; van Reyneveld K; Henderson Z; Morris D, 2006, 'Discovery of middle pleistocene fossil and stone tool-bearing deposits at Groot Kloof, Ghaap escarpment, Northern Cape province', South African Journal of Science, vol. 102, pp. 180 - 184
2006
Curnoe D; Thorne AP; Coate JA, 2006, 'Timing and tempo of primate speciation', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 19, pp. 59 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2005.00989.x
2006
Curnoe D; Thorne A, 2006, 'Human origins in Australia', Before Farming, vol. 2006, pp. 1 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/bfarm.2006.1.5
2006
Curnoe D, 2006, 'Odontometric systematic assessment of the Swartkrans SK 15 mandible', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 57, pp. 263 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchb.2006.02.001
2006
Curnoe D; Herries AI; Brink J; Hopley P; Henderson Z; Van Reyneveld K, 2006, 'Discovery of Middle Pleistocene fossil and stone tool-bearing deposits at Groot Kloof, Northern Cape Province, South Africa', South African Journal of Science, vol. 102, pp. 180 - 184
2006
Curnoe D, 2006, 'Modern Human origins - Australian perspectives: an introduction', Before Farming, pp. 1 - 6
2006
Curnoe D, 2006, 'Human origins in Australia : the skeletal evidence', Before Farming, pp. 1 - 28
2006
Curnoe D, 2006, 'Modern human origins - Australian perspectives', Before Farming, vol. 2006, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/bfarm.2006.1.1
2006
Curnoe D, 2006, 'The question of cranial robusticity', Before Farming, pp. 1 - 13
2006
Curnoe D; Tobias P, 2006, 'Description, new reconstruction, comparative anatomy, and classification of the Sterkfontein Stw 53 cranium, with discussions about the taxonomy of other southern African early Homo remains', Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 50, pp. 36 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2005.07.008
2006
Curnoe D; Herries AI; Brink J; Hopley P; Van Reyneveld K; Henderson Z; Morris D, 2005, 'Beyond Taung: paleoanthropological research at Groot Kloof, Ghaap Escarpment, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.', Nyame Akuma, vol. 64, pp. 58 - 65
2005
Green HM; Curnoe D, 2005, 'Mandibular fossa of fossil Australians', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 56, pp. 233 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchb.2005.06.001
2005
Curnoe D; Turner TJ; Coate JA; Slater K, 2005, 'Humans, baboons and vervet monkeys: exploring sympatry and synchrony for evolutionary insights', American Journal of Physical Anthropology, pp. 90 - 91, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000227214900114&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2005
Curnoe D; Thorne AP, 2004, 'The molecular revolution and human evolution', South African Journal of Science, vol. 100, pp. 141 - 141
2004
Thorne AP; Curnoe D, 2004, 'What is the real age of Adam and Eve?', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 57, pp. 240 - 240, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000240020300040&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2004
Curnoe D; Thorne AP, 2003, 'Number of ancestral human species: a molecular perspective', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 53, pp. 201 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1078/0018-442X-00051
2003
Curnoe D, 2003, 'Problems with the use of cladistic analysis in palaeoanthropology', Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 53, pp. 225 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1078/0018-442X-00048
2003
Curnoe D, 2002, 'Testing human taxonomic hypotheses with topology-dependent permutation tail probability tests', South African Journal of Science, vol. 98, pp. 310 - 312
2002
Curnoe D; Grün R; Thackeray JF, 2002, 'Electron spin resonance dating of tooth enamel from Kromdraai B, South Africa', South African Journal of Science, vol. 98, pp. 540
2002
Curnoe D, 2001, 'Early Homo from southern Africa: A cladistic perspective', South African Journal of Science, vol. 97, pp. 186 - 190
2001
Curnoe D, 2001, 'Cranial variability in East African 'robust' hominis', Human Evolution, vol. 16, pp. 169 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02437411
2001
Curnoe D; Grün R; Taylor L; Thackeray F, 2001, 'Direct ESR dating of a Pliocene Hominin from Swartkrans', Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 40, pp. 379 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jhev.2000.0459
2001
Grün R; Spooner NA; Thorne A; Mortimer G; Simpson JJ; McCulloch MT; Taylor L; Curnoe D, 2000, 'Age of the Lake Mungo 3 skeleton, reply to Bowler & Magee and to Gillespie & Roberts', Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 38, pp. 733 - 741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jhev.2000.0399
2000
Thorne A; Curnoe D, 2000, 'Sex and significance of Lake Mungo 3: Reply to brown "Australian Pleistocene variation and the sex of lake mungo 3"', Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 39, pp. 587 - 600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jhev.2000.0442
2000
Thorne A; Grün R; Mortimer G; Spooner NA; Simpson JJ; McCulloch M; Taylor L; Curnoe D, 1999, 'Australia's oldest human remains: Age of the Lake Mungo 3 skeleton', Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 36, pp. 591 - 612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jhev.1999.0305
1999
Conference Papers
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Boel C; Curnoe D, 2014, 'CRANIAL MORPHOLOGY OF HYBRIDISING MACAQUES (GENUS MACACA) IN SOUTHERN CHINA AND JAPAN', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Decatur, GA, pp. 77 - 77, presented at 37th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Primatologists, Decatur, GA, 12 September 2014 - 15 September 2014, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000349374300122&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Curnoe D, 2009, 'Human material and recent excavations at Maludong Cave, Yunnan Province, China', in PaleoAnthropology, Paleoanthropology Society Meetings 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico, presented at Paleoanthropology Society Meetings 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2009
Coate JA; Green HM; Curnoe D, 2008, 'Generic comparisons of extant primates with implications for fossil hominin genera', in American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Wiley-Liss, Hoboken, NJ, USA, pp. 79 - 79, presented at American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Columbus, OH, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000253342000101&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2008
Curnoe D; Thorne AP, 2003, 'Morphological variation in Australian foreheads', in Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, Urban & Fischer Verlag, Jena, Germany, pp. 26 - 26, presented at Australasian Society for Human Biology Annual Conference, Auckland, New ZealandAustralia
2003
Curnoe D; Thorne AP, 2003, 'Did Adam ever meet Eve?', in Homo-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, Urban & Fischer Verlag, Jena, Germany, pp. 25 - 25, presented at Australasian Society for Human Biology Annual Conference, Auckland, New ZealandAustralia
2003
Book Chapters
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Herries AIR; Pickering R; Adams JW; Curnoe D; Warr G; Latham A; Shaw J, 2013, 'A multi-disciplinary perspective on the age of Australopithecus in southern Africa', in Reed KE; Fleagle JG; Leakey RE (ed.), The Paleobiology of Australopithecus, edn. 9789400759183, Springer, Stony Brook, NY, pp. 21 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5919-0_3
2013
Curnoe D, 2010, 'Human variation: the major unifying theme of biological anthropology', in Strkalj G (ed.), Teaching Human Variation, Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 1 - 14
2010
Curnoe D, 2009, 'The Bed 3 mandible', in McNabb J; Sinclair AGM (ed.), The Cave of Hearths: Makapan Middle Pleistocene Research Project., edn. University of Southampton series in archaeology 1, Archaeopress, Oxford
2009
CURNOE DK, 1998, 'PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS IN PALAEOANTHROPOLOGY', in Human Adaptability: Future Trends and Lessons from the Past, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, pp. 33 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812816603_0004
1998
Conference Presentations
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Curnoe D; Herries AI; Brink J; Hopley P; Henderson Z; van Reyneveld K, 2003, 'Discovery of Middle Pleistocene Fossil and Stone Tool-Bearing Deposits at Groot Kloof, Northern Cape Province, South Africa', presented at Australasian Society for Human Biology Annual Conference, Auckland, New ZealandAustralia
2003
Areas of Expertise

Human evolution, Palaeolithic archaeology, archaeological science