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Celebrating the research of Professor John GowlettJohn Gowlett in Olorgesailie, Kenya

Celebrating the research of Professor John Gowlett

When and why did human ancestors begin to master fire? How did we come to have such large brains, or to develop language? Why did handaxes – such a fundamental element of the prehistoric archaeological record – persist for more than a million years? Do they reflect social norms or ‘design rules’ passed on from one individual to another? These questions – and many more – have been central to the research of our very own Prof. John Gowlett during the course of his career. And through John’s research, they have become central issues for understanding human evolution.

Posted on: 2 April 2020