Chris Stringer is a distinguished paleoanthropologist and a founder of the “Out of Africa” theory, the most widely accepted model for how modern humans evolved and spread across the globe. He has worked for nearly four decades at the Natural History Museum London, where he is now Research Leader in Human Origins. In attempting to reconstruct how modern humans originated, he has collaborated with archaeologists, dating specialists and geneticists and worked on sites in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Stringer is a Fellow of the Royal Society in London and currently leads the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project, which is investigating how Paleolithic humans dispersed across northern Europe over the last million years and how they adapted to new environments. He has published over 200 scientific papers and authored many books, including The Complete World of Human Evolution, Homo britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain, and Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth. In 2010, the Times of London named him one of the 100 most influential scientists in the U.K.