Benjamin Chamberlain

Function: Doctoral Candidate

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Abt. Paläoanthropologie
Rümelinstr. 23
D-72070 Tübingen

 Room 509, Hauptgebäude 2. OG



I am currently a PhD candidate in the department of palaeoanthropology at the University of Tübingen. I am studying the Middle Pleistocene fossil record to understand the relationship between our species, and our closest extinct relatives using virtual anthropology and geometric morphometric approaches. I initially became interested in primate evolution during my Bachelors in Zoology, which developed into an interest in Human evolution during my Masters. My MSc thesis focused in using new virtual anthropological approaches, using finite element analysis, to investigate hominin feeding behaviours. My current research will focus on hominin mandibles to understand and investigate previous taxonomic attributions using new methods.

Academic Trajectory

Since 2023
PhD candidate

Palaeoanthropology, University of Tübingen (supervisor: Katerina Harvati)

2021 - 2022
MSc in Human Anatomy and Evolution

Hull York Medical School, University of York

2018 - 2022
BSc in Zoology

Aberystwyth University