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Department of Archaeology



I am a PhD student in Biological Anthropology, but have been at Cambridge since 2016, completing a BA in Biological Anthropology in 2019 and an MPhil in Biological Anthropological Science in 2020. I focus on the early archaeological record, and what this can tell us about hominin behaviour, and human evolution more broadly.


I am interested in the Early Stone Age of East Africa, particularly in the origins and inter-site variation of the Oldowan and the subsequent reasons for the shift to the Acheulean.  This latter topic forms the basis of my PhD research, for which I plan on using a combination of 3D geometric morphometric and experimental data to try and test different explanations for the origins of bifaces.

Key Publications

Key publications: 

Clark, J., Linares-Matás, G. In press. The role of landscape knowledge networks in the Early Pleistocene technological variability of East Africa. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 35.2.

Lim, J., Clark, J., Linares-Matás, G. 2020. Subsurface delineation of doline features associated with Pleistocene clay-with-flints deposits in the Chilterns: Implications for British Palaeolithic archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 34B: 102665.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Professor Marta Mirazón Lahr

Advisor: Professor Robert Foley

Job Titles

PhD student in Biological Anthropology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Human Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology
Human Evolution
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology

Contact Details

jc2012 [at]


Person keywords: 
Geometric Morphometrics
Biological Anthropology
Human Evolutionary Studies
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