Christopher B. Stringer

Professor Chris Stringer is a Research Leader in Human Origins at the Natural History Museum, United Kingdom. Professor Stringer’s early research was on the relationship of Neanderthals and early modern humans in Europe, but through his work on the Recent African Origin model for modern human origins, Professor Stringer now collaborate with archaeologists, dating specialists, and geneticists in attempting to reconstruct the evolution of modern humans globally. He has excavated at sites in Britain and other countries and he directed the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project from 2001 until it finished in 2013. Professor is co-director of the Pathways to Ancient Britain project. Those projects led to the successful Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story exhibition in 2014. As well as many scientific papers, Professor Stringer also has written a number of books, most recently The Origin of Our Species (2012, published in the USA as Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth), and Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story (2014, with Rob Dinnis).