Andrew Hill

J. Clayton Stephenson Professor of Anthropology & Curator of Anthropology in the Peabody Museum


Andrew Hill (Ph.D., London 1975) is the J. Clayton Stephenson Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Anthropology in the Peabody Museum. Other affiliations are with the Council on Archaeological Studies and the Council on African Studies. Before coming to Yale in 1985 he had held research positions at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi, and at Harvard. He is interested in the whole range of human evolution, particularly in the environmental and ecological context in which it occurred. Since 1968 he has carried out field work in eastern Africa, in Pakistan, and in the United Arab Emirates.

For many years he has directed the Baringo Paleontological Research Project, a multidisciplinary research program operating in the Tugen Hills, Kenya. This ongoing work was the topic of a special double issue of the Journal of Human Evolution in 2002, and he co-edited Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia in 2000 (YUP). He teaches courses on different aspects of human evolution, faunal analysis, and taphonomy. In 1994 he received the Yale College-Lex Hixon '63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences.

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