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Stringer, Prof. Christopher Brian locked

PhD, DSc; FRS 2004

Born 31 Dec. 1947; s of late George Albert Stringer and Evelyn Beatrice Stringer, and foster s of late Harry Kennett and Lilian Kennett; m 1977, Rosemary Susan Margaret (marr. diss. 2004); two s one d

Research Leader in Human Origins, Natural History Museum, London, since 2006 (Head, Human Origins Programme, 1990–93 and 1999–2006)


UCL (BSc Hons (Anthropol.) 1969); Univ. of Bristol (PhD 1974; DSc 1990)


Natural History Museum, London, 1973–: Sen. Res. Fellow, 1973–77; SSO, 1977–87; PSO, 1987–94; Hd, Anthropology, 1989–90; Individual Merit Promotion Band 2, 1994. Vis. Prof., Royal Holloway, London, 1998–; Res. Associate, Centre for Ecology and Evolution, UCL, 1999–; Dir, Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project, 2001–. Vis. Lectr, Dept of Anthropol., Harvard Univ., 1979. Lectures: Lyell, BAAS, 1988; Radcliffe, Green Coll., Oxford, 1996; Dalrymple, Univ. of Glasgow, 2001; Mulvaney, ANU, 2001; Darwin, Centre for Ecology and Evolution, London, 2003; Annual Science, Natural History Mus., London, 2011; Galton, Galton Inst., 2011; Millennium Distinguished Lectr, Amer. Anthropol Assoc., 2000. FAAAS 2012. Hon. FSA 2010. Hon. Dr of Laws Bristol, 2000; Hon. DSc Kent, 2009. Osman Hill Medal, Primate Soc. of GB, 1998; Henry Stopes Medal, Geologists’ Assoc., 2000; Rivers Meml Medal, RAI, 2004; Frink Medal, Zool Soc. of London, 2009; Coke Medal, Geol Soc., 2011; James Croll Medal, Quaternary Res. Assoc., 2012


(ed) Aspects of Human Evolution, 1981; (with A. Gray) Our Fossil Relatives, 1983; (ed with P. Mellars) The Human Revolution: behavioural and biological perspectives in the origins of modern humans, 1989; (with P. Andrews) Human Evolution: an illustrated guide, 1989; (ed jtly) The Origin of Modern Humans and the Impact of Chronometric Dating, 1993; (with C. Gamble) In Search of the Neanderthals: solving the puzzle of human origins, 1993 (Archaeol. Bk of the Year, 1994); (with R. McKie) African Exodus, 1996, 2nd edn 1997; (jtly) Westbury Cave: the Natural History Museum excavations 1976–1984, 1999; (ed jtly) Neanderthals on the Edge: 150th anniversary conference of the Forbes’ Quarry discovery, Gibraltar, 2000; (with J. Weiner) The Piltdown Forgery, 2003; (with P. Andrews) The Complete World of Human Evolution, 2005, 2nd edn 2011; Homo britannicus, 2006 (Kistler Book Award, 2008; British Archaeological Book Award, 2008); The Origin of Our Species, 2011; (ed jtly) The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain, 2011; Lone Survivors, 2012; (jtly) Neanderthals in Context: a report of the 1995–1998 excavations at Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves, Gibraltar, 2012; (ed jtly) Culture Evolves, 2012; (with R. Dinnis) Britain: one million years of the human story, 2014; articles in learned jls


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Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road SW7 5BD


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