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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

Benjamin received a BA in anthropology from Stony Brook University in 2016, and an MPhil in Archaeological Research from Cambridge in 2017. He is broadly interested in human palaeoecology, or the relationship between ancient humans and the environments that they lived in. He currently conducts research in northern Vietnam, where he studies prehistoric adaptation to climate change.

Research

  • Lithic Technology and Raw Material Utilization
  • Palaeoecology
  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Statistics

Publications

Key publications: 

Rabett, R., Coward, F., Holmes, R., Bachtsevanidou-Strantzali, I., Green, E., Hill, E., Kahlert, T., Kelly, C., McAllister, M. O'Donnell, S., Pyne-O'Donnell, S., Redmond, A., Stimpson, C., Nguyen, D.T., Tan, T.V., Bui, M.V., Ludgate, N., Macleod, R., Utting, B., Tan, N.C., Nguyen, T.H., Nguyen, T.M.H., Nguyen, N.T., Nguyen T.L., Khanh, S.P., Truong, T.Q.T., Vu, D.L., Vu, T.L., Vu, L.T., Tran, T.Q.T., Verhoeven, M. (2019) 'Human Adaptation to Coastal Evolution: Late Quaternary Evidence from Southeast Asia (SUNDASIA) - A Report on the Second Year of the Project', Vietnam Archaeology 13, pp. 23-49

Stimpson, C.M., Utting, B., O'Donnell, S., Huong, N.T.M., Kahlert, T., Manh, B.V., Khanh, P.S., Rabett, R.J. (2019) 'An 11 000-year-old giant muntjac subfossil from Northern Vietnam: implications for past and present populations', Royal Society Open Science 6: 181461. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181461

Pargeter, J., Shea, J.J., & Utting, B. (2016) 'Quartz backed tools as arrowheads and hand-cast spearheads: Hunting experiments and macro-fracture analysis', Journal of Archaeological Science, 73, pp. 145-157 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2016.08.001

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 

I am involved in the teaching of the following courses:

  • BAN3 (Human Evolution)
  • A22 (Palaeolithic Archaeology)
  • B2 (Human Ecology and Behavior)
Research supervision: 

Other Professional Activities

  • Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Member of the Society for American Archaeology

Job Titles

PhD student in Archaeology

General Info

Available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Paleoanthropology
Human Evolution
Artefact Analysis & Technology
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology

Contact Details

The Henry Wellcome Building
Fitzwilliam Street
Cambridge
CB2 1QH

Affiliations

Subjects: 
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Themes: 
Science, Technology and Innovation
Human Evolutionary Studies
Geographical areas: 
Southeast Asia
Periods of interest: 
Neolithic
Palaeolithic/Mesolithic