Research Fellow, Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab, University of Oxford

Lydia Luncz joined the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology as a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in May 2017. She is a primatologist mainly interested in the origin and evolution of material culture, particularly in the emergence and maintenance of cultural diversity in primates. Using archaeological methods, she compares the development of percussive technologies of wild primate species that use stone tools, including capuchin monkeys in Brazil, macaques in Thailand and chimpanzees in West-Africa. Lydia’s current project seeks to investigate selection processes, efficiency, and the developments of use wear traces in percussive tools on non-human primates.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow, Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab, University of Oxford