Stanley H Ambrose

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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

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Research Output

Early pastoral mobility and seasonality in Kenya assessed through stable isotope analysis

Janzen, A., Balasse, M. & Ambrose, S. H., May 2020, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 117, 105099.

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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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