Matt Grove: "Culture as a life-history character in hominins and other primates"
20 February 16:00
64 Banbury Road, Oxford
Matt Grove is Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. He holds a BA in Archaeology from the University of Reading, an MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour from University College London, and a PhD in Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London. On completing his PhD he moved to the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford to take up a postdoctoral fellowship supported by the British Academy Centenary Research Project Lucy to Language: the Archaeology of the Social Brain. In 2009 he was elected to the Junior Golding Fellowship at Brasenose College, Oxford. His research concerns the impacts of climatic change and variability on human evolution, with a particular focus on the evolution of behavioural flexibility and its manifestations in the archaeological and fossil records of of Homo sapiens dispersal.