Palaeo: Centre for Human Palaeoecology & Evolutionary Origins

Caroline in the BioArCh labs

We offer one of the most attractive destinations in the world for the study of human origins and variability. PALAEO is built upon world-leading research that spans the palaeo-environment and the emergence of the human organism, mind and society using cutting edge technology that is a signature of much of the work at the University of York. We are internationally prominent in ancient DNA and ancient biomolecules, geochronology, zooarchaeology, virtual anatomies, morphometrics, functional simulation, primate and mammalian palaeoecology, the emergence of human cognition, language and society and ecological dynamics.