Brain & Nerves
Chris Stringer

Chris Stringer

The Natural History Museum, London

Chris Stringer has worked at The Natural History Museum, London, since 1973, and is now Research Leader in Human Origins and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS). His early research was on the relationship of Neanderthals and early modern humans in Europe, but through his work on the Recent African Origin theory of modern human origins, he now collaborates with archaeologists, dating specialists and geneticists in attempting to reconstruct the evolution of modern humans globally. He has excavated at sites in Britain and abroad, and is currently co-directing the Pathways to Ancient Britain project, funded by the Calleva Foundation. He has published over 200 papers and several books including The Origin of Our Species (2012) and Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story (2014, with Rob Dinnis).