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Dr Ceri Shipton
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PY
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Appointment
  • Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology
  • Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
  • Institute of Archaeology
  • Faculty of S&HS
Biography

Recent Professional History

2018-2020: Fellow in Stone Artefact Analysis, Australian National University
2015-2018: Fellow in East African Archaeology - British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
2014-2015: Lecturer in Archaeology - School of Social Science, University of Queensland
2011-2014: Archaeology Research Fellow - School of Social Science, University of Queensland
2010: Curatorial Researcher - Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Educational Background:
1999 – 2008 St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, England, U.K.
2003-2008 PhD in Biological Anthropology. Thesis: Cognition and Sociality in the Acheulean: the perspective from Isampur Quarry, India
2002-2003 MPhil in Anthropological Science. Thesis: Sociality and Cognition in the Acheulean of the Shorapur Doab, India
1999-2002 BA in Archaeology and Anthropology. Thesis (first class): The Evolution of the Brain and Behaviour in the genus Homo

Research Summary

Research Interests:
The evolution of human cognition and sociality; the behaviour of Homo erectus and Homo heidelbergensis; the southern dispersals of Homo sapiens and the southern reaches of Homo neanderthalensis; the prehistories of East Africa, Arabia, India, and Wallacea; Afro-Asiatic and Austronesian dispersals.

Teaching Summary

Module Co-ordinator: 
  • Prehistoric Stone Artefact Analysis (ARCL0101)
  • Archaeology of Human Evolution (ARCL0194)
  • Archaeology of Early Human Origins (ARCL0212)

Contributor to teaching of the following modules:
  • Sites and Artefacts (ARCL0012)
  • Themes in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology (ARCL0123)

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