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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

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  • People: Evolution and Biology: human evolution