Primate Archaeology Group, University of Oxford
Dr Michael Haslam (Principal Investigator and Group Leader)
Dr Haslam is an ERC Senior Research Fellow in the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA) at the University of Oxford. His research uses archaeological methods to reconstruct the evolutionary history of both human and primate tool-use. His background includes residue and use-wear analysis of stone tools made by various hominin species, as well as investigation of the initial dispersal of modern humans into South Asia.
Email: michael.haslam [at] rlaha.ox.ac.uk
Dr Lydia Luncz
Dr Luncz is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Primate Archaeology Project. She has extensive experience working with tool-using chimpanzees in the Tai Forest, Ivory Coast, where her research has demonstrated cultural differences between groups. Lydia’s current role includes co-ordinating the Primate Archaeology Project’s studies across multiple chimpanzee field sites and sub-species.
Email: lydia.luncz [at] rlaha.ox.ac.uk
Hannah holds a DPhil Studentship in Primate Archaeology at the University of Oxford, funded by the European Research Council 2013-2016. Her research interests include the social role of tools in human and primate societies, and the development of comparative methods for studying behaviour across species.
Email: hannah.mosley [at] linacre.ox.ac.uk
Dr Michael Gumert
Dr Gumert is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Primate Archaeology Project. He is an expert on the use of stone tools by wild long-tailed macaques in Thailand and Myanmar. Michael’s role includes co-ordinating the Primate Archaeology Project’s studies into macaque tool-using behaviour. For more information, see: http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/MG1.html
Email: michael.gumert [at] rlaha.ox.ac.uk
Dr Tomos Proffitt
Dr Proffitt is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Primate Archaeology Project. His background is in the technological analysis of hominin stone tools from Olduvai Gorge. Tomos co-ordinates the Primate Archaeology Project’s research comparing the technology of modern primates with that of early hominins in East Africa. For more information, see: http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/TP1.html
Email: tomos.proffitt [at] rlaha.ox.ac.uk
Primate Archaeology Group Alumni
Dr Tiago Falótico
Dr Falótico was a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Primate Archaeology Project from January-December 2015. He studies the tool-using capuchins in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Serra da Capivara National Park, in Brazil. His research looks at differences in tool use behaviour between capuchin groups, and between male and female monkeys, as well as the ontogeny of stick tool use. Tiago is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sao Paulo.
Email: tfalotico [at] gmail.com
Dr Alejandra Pascual-Garrido
Dr Pascual-Garrido was a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Primate Archaeology Project from October 2012 – December 2013. As part of the Primate Archaeology project she conducted fieldwork with chimpanzees in Tanzania, macaques in Thailand and capuchin monkeys in Brazil. Her research background is in the study of plant tool use among wild Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzees. She is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at RLAHA, University of Oxford: see www.arch.ox.ac.uk/APG.html.
Email: alejandra.pascual-garrido [at] rlaha.ox.ac.uk
Victoria was a Research Assistant on the Primate Archaeology Project from February – April 2014. She is a Gates Cambridge Scholar who completed her MPhil in Human Evolutionary Studies in 2013. Her research interests include evolutionary medicine and the development of human bipedality, as well as energetics. Her participation in the Primate Archaeology project was funded by a 2014 grant from the Oxford University John Fell Fund titled ‘An inter-species comparison of wild monkey pounding stone tool use’.
Email: victoriatobolsky [at] gmail.com
Primate Archaeology Project partners
Dr Dora Biro (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford)
Dr David Braun (Department of Anthropology, George Washington University)
Prof. Dorothy Fragaszy (Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens)
Dr Michael Gumert (Division of Psychology, Nanyang Technological University)
Prof. Jack Harris (Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University)
Dr Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar (Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo)
Dr Patricia Izar (Institute of Psychology, University of Sao Paulo)
Prof. Suchinda Malaivijitnond (Primate Research Unit, Chulalongkorn University)
Prof. Tetsuro Matsuzawa (Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University)
Prof. William McGrew (Division of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
Dr David Morgan (Anthropology Department, Washington University, Saint Louis)
Dr Michio Nakamura (Wildlife Research Centre, Kyoto University)
Malgosia Nowak-Kemp (Collections Manager, Oxford University Museum)
Prof. Eduardo Ottoni (Institute of Psychology, University of Sao Paulo)
Dr Alex Piel (Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego)
Dr Crickette Sanz (Anthropology Department, Washington University, Saint Louis)
Dr Fiona Stewart (Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
Dr Elisabetta Visalberghi (Unit of Cognitive Primatology, ISTC Roma)