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Biological Evolution

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How we evolved as physical beings forms a central focus of research. Our internationally recognised research includes studies of ancient biomolecules with strengths in proteins, lipids, DNA and stable isotopes, of hominin fossils and more recent remains alongside strengths in hominin functional anatomy, ontogeny and paleopathology, and mammalian functional morphology.

Paul O’Higgins (theme lead) Palaeoanthropology, skeletal evolution, morphometrics

Michelle Alexander  Stable isotope analysis, ancient DNA analysis, palaeodiet

Sam Cobb  Evolution, growth and development of the skeleton and dentition

Laura Fitton  Skeletal and dental form function and evolution, virtual anthropology