Annabelle-Louise Lockey

Function: Doctoral Candidate

Address: Universität Tübingen
Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Abt. Paläoanthropologie
Rümelinstr. 23
D-72070 Tübingen

Office: Room 519, Hauptgebäude, 2. OG
Tel.: +49-(0)7071-29-74067
E-Mail: annabelle-louise.lockeyspam
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Annabelle-Louise Lockey completed a BSc in Biological Anthropology at the University of Kent. In this period she undertook a year aboard at the University of Calgary to study, moreover working in a palaeoenvirnoment lab extracting phytolith remains from Middle Pleistocene deposits at Olduvai gorge. During her Bachlor thesis she developed an interest in hominoid dentition, this continued in her MSc Palaeoanthropology and Palaearchaeology at Univerity College London. Within both degrees she utilized high resolution micro-CT scans to analyse the shape of and internal structures of dental remains. Her research has involved Pliocene hominins from Africa, as well as Middle Plesitocene hominins from Sima de los Huesos and Boxgrove, with additional experience analysing Homo neanderthalensis, Homo naledi and recent Homo spaiens. Her research interests center around primate dental evolution in relation to variation, ontogeny and functional wear, specifically within the hominin lineage. In March 2018 Annabelle-louise Lockey began her position as a doctoral candidate under the supervision of Dr. Sireen El Zaatari at the University of Tübingen. For her doctoral dissertation she is exploring micro wear and hypoplasia on the dental remains of juveniles in Homo from Eurasia. 


2018 - Present
Doctoral Candidate

Supervisors: Dr. Zaatari and Prof. Harvati.

Exploration of physiological stress and dietary markers within palaeolithic non-adult dentition.

2016 - 2017
MSc Palaeoanthropology and Palaeoarchaeology University College London

Supervisor: Dr. María Martinón-Torres

Dissertation: Characterization of dental tissues of the lower incisors from Sima de los Huesos

2012 - 2016
BSc Biological Anthropology with a Year Aboard. University of Kent

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Skinner

Dissertation: Enamel thickness trends in Plio-Pleistocene hominin maxillary molars.


Conference Reviews

2017 Hirst, C.S. & Lockey, A.L., MORPH17 Aarhus, Denmark. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology. 27(1), 
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2016 Lockey, A., Alemseged, Z., Hublin, J.J. and Skinner, M.,  Upper molar enamel thickness of Plio-Pleistocene hominins. In Press. Journal of Human Evolution.