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Prof Alan Bilsborough

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology

Contact Prof Alan Bilsborough (email at alan.bilsborough@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Human evolution, especially the functional basis for cranial diversity in early hominids and the reconstruction of evolutionary patterns. The interaction of social and biological variables in human biology, with particular reference to patterns of nutrition and disease.

Research Groups

Department of Anthropology

Research Interests

  • Human evolution, especially the functional basis for cranial diversity in early hominids and the reconstruction of evolutionary patterns
  • The interaction of social and biological variables in human biology, with particular reference to patterns of nutrition and disease

Publications

Chapter in book

  • Bilsborough, A. & Rae, T. (2014). Hominoid Cranial Diversity and Adaptation. In Handbook of Paleoanthropology. Henke, W. & Tattersall, I. Springer. 1387.
  • Bilsborough, A. & Rae, T.C. (2007). Hominoid cranial diversity and adaptation. In Handbook of Paleoanthropology. Henke, R. & Tattersall, I. Berlin: Springer. 2: 1031-1105.
  • Bilsborough, A. & Thompson, J. L. (2005). The dentition of the Le Moustier 1 Neandertal. In The Neandertal Adolescent Le Moustier 1: New Aspects, New Results. Ullrich, H. Berlin.: Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz. 157-186.
  • Bilsborough, A. (1999). Contingency, Patterning and Species in Hominid Evolution. In Structure and Contingency: Evolutionary Processes in Life and Human Society. Bintliffe, J.L. London & New York. Leicester University Press. 43-101.

Journal Article

  • Bilsborough, A. (2015). Editorial. Special Issue: Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherers of Central and Eastern Europe. Papers in Memory of Karel Valoch. Anthropologie 53(1-2): 5-6.
  • Bilsborough, A. (2005). Homo erectus revisited: aspects of affinity and diversity in a pleistocene hominin species. Anthropologie 43(2-3): 129-158.
  • Bilsborough, A. (2002). Craniofacial diversity in early Homo and the affinities of the Sterkfontein Valley specimens. Human Evolution 17(1-2): 21-32.
  • Bilsborough, A. (2000). Chronology, Variability and Evolution in Homo erectus. Variability and Evolution 8: 5-30.
  • Bilsborough, A. (2000). Phenetic Patterning and Species Sorting in Early African Homo. Anthropologie XXXVIII: 151-163.
  • Bilsborough, A. & Thompson, J.L. (1997). Current state of the Le Moustier 1 Skull. Acta Praehistorica et Archaeologica 29: 17-38.

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • People: Evolution and Biology: human evolution