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