Anthropology is a broad subject. The areas covered in the Palaeontology Department come within the field of biological anthropology also known as physical anthropology.
Our research ranges from the study and dating of early fossil humans such as the Neanderthals through to work on the growth and development of modern people.
We carry out fieldwork in the UK, Europe and in countries like Morocco, often in collaboration with archaeologists.
The department is currently involved in several large-scale collaborative anthropology projects:
Museum researchers are investigating whether cutmarks on bones and teeth can be used to determine the stage of carcass decay in ancient remains.
Discover who at the Museum is involved in research relating to ancient and modern humans.
Studying modern and ancient human DNA to determine the impact of technological, demographic and social changes on disease burdens during the last 10,000 years.
We use a variety of research techniques, including: