Darren Curnoe’s Blog

Darren-Curnoe_3_LR copyWho am I?  An evolutionary biologist, archaeologist and science communicator, specialising in human evolution and related fields based at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).

I am deeply passionate about science and the role it plays in building understanding about humanity and our place in nature.

Why do I write?  My blog  – Walking on Two Feet – aims to provide a frank, critical and innovative account of the science of human evolution, informed by the latest and quality peer reviewed scientific literature.

My aim is to instill a deep understanding of human evolutionary history, it’s relevance to understanding contemporary challenges facing humanity, and the practice of this field of science, to the widest possible audience.


I’m a finalist for the Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research. Watch my short video here.

My latest blog has been posted on the ABC Science site.

See my cover story for Australasian Science’s July/August edition.

Download a profile of my work and interview featured in a special edition about Australian science published in International Innovation. 

Want more?

Read/download for free some of my scientific articles:

PLoS One

International Journal of Evolutionary Biology