Stanley H Ambrose

1984 …2019
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Research Interests

Modern Human Origins
Lithic Technology
Stable Isotope Ecology and Paleoecology
Evolution of Human Diet
Evolution of Cooperation
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology


PhD Berkeley, Anthropology, 1984
Post-doctoral Scholar, UCLA, 1984-85


African Prehistory (ANTH 448)
Analysis of Lithic Technology (ANTH 452)
History Of Archaeological Theory (ANTH 461)
History of Human Evolution (ANTH 242)
Research Design and Proposal Writing (ANTH 511)
Evolution of Humans and Culture (ANTH 102)
Archaeometry: Sci methods in archaeol (ANTH 499SA)

Office Address

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Phone

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collagen Earth & Environmental Sciences
carbon isotope Earth & Environmental Sciences
stable isotope Earth & Environmental Sciences
isotopes Agriculture & Biology
diet Earth & Environmental Sciences
tooth Earth & Environmental Sciences
bone Earth & Environmental Sciences
nitrogen isotope Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1984 2019

Ancient DNA reveals a multistep spread of the first herders into sub-Saharan Africa

Prendergast, M. E., Lipson, M., Sawchuk, E. A., Olalde, I., Ogola, C. A., Rohland, N., Sirak, K. A., Adamski, N., Bernardos, R., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Callan, K., Culleton, B. J., Eccles, L., Harper, T. K., Lawson, A. M., Mah, M., Oppenheimer, J., Stewardson, K., Zalzala, F., Ambrose, S. H. & 13 others, Ayodo, G., Gates, H. L., Gidna, A. O., Katongo, M., Kwekason, A., Mabulla, A. Z. P., Mudenda, G. S., Ndiema, E. K., Nelson, C., Robertshaw, P., Kennett, D. J., Manthi, F. K. & Reich, D., Jul 5 2019, In : Science. 365, 6448, eaaw6275.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iron Age
Stone Age
food production
genetic differentiation

A year in the life of a giant ground sloth during the Last Glacial Maximum in Belize

Larmon, J. T., Mcdonald, H. G., Ambrose, S., Desantis, L. R. G. & Lucero, L. J., Feb 1 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 2, eaau1200.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Last Glacial Maximum
stable isotope
chemical alteration

Iron Age landscape changes in the Benoué River Valley, Cameroon

Wright, D. K., Maceachern, S., Ambrose, S. H., Choi, J., Choi, J., Lang, C. & Wang, H., Jun 28 2019, In : Quaternary Research. p. 1-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iron Age
landscape change
C4 plant

Ancient herders enriched and restructured African grasslands

Marshall, F., Reid, R. E. B., Goldstein, S., Storozum, M., Wreschnig, A., Hu, L., Kiura, P., Shahack-Gross, R. & Ambrose, S. H., Sep 20 2018, In : Nature. 561, 7723, p. 387-390 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter


Evaluating competition and conflict among western Ukraine Neolithic farmers with stable isotope analyses of human teeth

Madden, G., Arnold, E. R., Karsten, J. & Ambrose, S. H., Oct 2018, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 21, p. 897-903 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human Teeth
Stable Isotopes