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Human Origins

The Human Origins group at Leiden University studies the archaeology of hunter-gatherers,from the earliest stone tools in East Africa, 2.6 million years old, to the origin of sedentary societies towards the end of the last ice age. Studying the development of the human niche is crucial for our understanding of modern humans as another unique group of primates. The study of the origin and development of the human niche is an interdisciplinary undertaking, and the Human Origins group collaborates with prominent representatives of many of these disciplines within and (mainly) outside of the Leiden Faculty of Archaeology. 

Principal Investigator
Prof. Wil Roebroeks, Leiden University