Institute of Archaeology


Christopher Stringer - Honorary Visiting Professor

Christopher Stringer

Name: Professor Chris Stringer 

Honorary Title: Honorary Visiting Professor  

Email: c.stringer@nhm.ac.uk

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address: 

Matt Pope m.pope@ucl.ac.uk 



Chris is collaborating with Simon Parfitt and Matt Pope on several projects, especially concerning the Boxgrove and La Cotte de St Brelade sites. Simon was also a key member of the Leverhulme-funded Ancient Human Occupation of Britain projects that he directed from 2001-2013, and continues to be involved in the succeeding Pathways to Ancient Britain projects, funded by the Calleva Foundation. In the past Chris has also collaborated with other Institute staff such as Simon Hillson, Mark Roberts and Peter Drewett. 


Selected recent publications

  • Compton T, Skinner MM, Humphrey L, Pope M, Bates M, Davies TW, Parfitt SA, Plummer WP, Scott B, Shaw A, Stringer C (2021) The morphology of the Late Pleistocene hominin remains from the site of La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey (Channel Islands). Journal of Human Evolution, 152 : 102939 - 102939. doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2020.102939 
  • Bergström A, Stringer C, Hajdinjak M, Scerri EML, Skoglund P (2021) Origins of modern human ancestry. Nature, 590 (7845) : 229 - 237. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03244-5 
  • Grün R, Pike A, McDermott F, Eggins S, Mortimer G, Aubert M, Kinsley L, Joannes-Boyau R, Rumsey M, Denys C, Brink J, Clark T, Stringer C (2020) Dating the skull from Broken Hill, Zambia, and its position in human evolution. Nature, 580 (7803) : 372 - 375. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2165-4 
  • Galway‐Witham J, Cole J, Stringer C (2019) Aspects of human physical and behavioural evolution during the last 1 million years. Journal of Quaternary Science, 34 (6) : 355 - 378. doi: 10.1002/jqs.3137 
  • Harvati K, Röding C, Bosman AM, Karakostis FA, Grün R, Stringer C, Karkanas P, Thompson NC, Koutoulidis V, Moulopoulos LA, Gorgoulis VG, Kouloukoussa M (2019) Apidima Cave fossils provide earliest evidence of Homo sapiens in Eurasia. Nature, 571 (7766) : 500 - 504. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1376-z