Chris Stimpson


Chris Stimpson is responsible for the identification and analysis of animal bones recovered by the SUNDASIA project, conducted in collaboration with Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Chris studied zoology (University of Leeds) before specialising in archaeological and palaeontological bone assemblages (MSc Zooarchaeology, University of York). His PhD research (University of Cambridge) focused on large assemblages of bird and bat bones recovered from the Great Cave of Niah (Sarawak, Borneo). He has since held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford and worked on Quaternary vertebrates from a range of spatial and temporal contexts.

Chris also has extensive fieldwork experience in varied environments including caves, sand deserts and rainforests. When he is not working in the collections in Oxford, Chris helps to run the fieldwork elements of the project.

(Image – T. Kahlert)