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Scott Blumenthal

Scott Blumenthal, Junior Research Fellow in Human Sciences

School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Scott Blumenthal is a Junior Research Fellow in Human Sciences at Wadham College and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford.

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He is also currently a Research Associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington DC, US) and was previously a Newton International Fellow (School of Archaeology, University of Oxford). He completed his PhD at the City University of New York (New York, US).

Scott’s research is focused on human origins, ancient environments, and stable isotopes in teeth. His current work explores dietary and climatic change in eastern Africa over the last 4 million years. He has conducted various laboratory-, museum-, and field-based studies on the life histories of prehistoric people and living primates in Africa.