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Matthew Pope

Senior Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Archaeology

  • Tel: 020 7679 4755
  • Ext: 24755
  • m.pope@ucl.ac.uk
  • Room 617A, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY, UK

Human Evolution Interest


The focus of my research is on the archaeology of human origins, especially Neanderthal tool use and hunting. What excites me about the subject is the possibility of understanding human behaviour in the deep evolutionary past and what it can teach us about how we live our lives today. 

My teaching covers the archaeology of human origins, presenting a story of human development not through the traditional framework of anatomical changes, but directly through the behavioural evidence left in the archaeological record.

My research interests focus on the interpretation of archaeological records relating to human evolution. In particular I am interested in early human adaptations to north European environments and responses to long and short-term climate change.

Human Evolution Research Themes

hunter-gatherers lithics neanderthal    

Collaborative projects & Networks

The Archaeology of Human Evolution Transition from Neanderthal to Modern Human town planning Evolutionary determinants of Health Reassessment of the early prehistoric record of Jersey
Eden Protocol ice age jersey      

Research Publications


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