Dr Jennifer French BA, MPhil, PhD

Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Research Overview

I am a specialist in the European Palaeolithic, with a particular focus on the Middle and Upper stages of this period (Neanderthals and the first Homo sapiens in Europe).

The three main themes of my research programme are listed below. These themes are drawn together in my new monograph "Palaeolithic Europe: A Demographic and Social Prehistory" (2021, Cambridge University Press, World Archaeology Series).

I am also an active field researcher with ongoing field projects at Palaeolithic cave sites around the UK.

Archaeological Demography/Palaeodemography

The methodological and theoretical challenges of the archaeology of archaic hominins

Hunter-gatherer studies