Human Origins

Liverpool has been a centre for international and interdisciplinary studies of human evolution for more than 30 years. Our research explores the entire length of the Pleistocene record and we are involved in fieldwork on three continents - Africa, Europe and Asia

About this Group

Our research interests integrate social theory, technological and cognitive development with the environmental record of climate change. We link Palaeoanthropology and Evolutionary Anthropology through the concepts of 'becoming human' in the deep time perspective of a changing world.

North-West Network for Human Evolution Research (The Network)

We are a member institution of The Network. 


Middle Stone Age obsidian point, Prospect Farm, Kenya
Middle Stone Age obsidian point, Prospect Farm, Kenya


Prof Larry Barham,

Dr Jennifer French,

Prof John Gowlett,

Dr Matt Grove,

Prof Anthony Sinclair

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