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These are just some of the many projects our scientists are working on around the world...

Who Were the First Britons? Sustainable Coffee in El SalvadorMapping Colombia's Birds
Transforming PlanktonEnzyme EvolutionMars LandingCombating Soil Pollution

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Professor Chris Stringer
Professor Chris Stringer with the skull of an early hominid.
The Museum is a key player in an ambitious project that is shedding new light on Britain's earliest inhabitants. The Leverhulme Trust has awarded the Museum and its partners 1.2 million for a five-year study of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB). Archaeologists, palaeontologists, and geologists from The Natural History Museum, Royal Holloway (University of London), Queen Mary (University of London), University of Durham, University College London and The British Museum are working together to investigate when people first arrived in Britain, why they were apparently absent between 170,000 and 70,000 years ago, and what factors led to their survival or local extinction. The project director is Professor Chris Stringer, Head of Human Origins at The Natural History Museum.
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