Chris Stringer

Archaeologist, Anthropologist

Since 1973, paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer has worked at the Natural History Museum in London, where he currently leads research in Human Origins. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society and a National Geographic grantee. Chris's early research was on the relationship of Neanderthals and early modern humans in Europe. Through his work on the recent African origin model for modern human origins, he collaborates with archaeologists, dating specialists, and geneticists in an attempt to reconstruct the global evolution of modern humans. He has excavated at sites in Britain and abroad, and is currently leading the third phrase of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project (AHOB3). He has published more than 250 scientific papers, and his recent books include Homo Britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain, The Complete World of Human Evolution, and Lone Survivors.