Dr Chris Stimpson trained as a zoologist before specialising in the recovery and analysis of archaeological and palaeontological animal bone assemblages. His PhD research (University of Cambridge) focused on large assemblages of bird and bat bones recovered from the Great Cave of Niah in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. He has since held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, and Queen’s University Belfast.
A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Honorary Associate of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Chris has worked widely in Europe, Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East and has extensive fieldwork experience in varied environments including caves, sand deserts and rainforests. He is currently associated with the Oxford Museum of Natural History and is involved ii research projects in Vietnam, Egypt and Ireland and is reviewing 19th century collections of fossils from the foothills of the Himalaya in museums in the UK and Ireland.