Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology
The Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology (RCEAP) focuses on biological anthropology. It was founded in 2004 and is one of two formally recognised research centres in the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology within the Faculty of Science at LJMU. Our position, in a science rather than a social science milieu, engenders a strong interdisciplinary and hypothesis-testing approach to our research, which has an emphasis on fieldwork.
The main themes of research at RCEAP are: (Please click on an image below for more details)
to conduct research at the frontiers of biological anthropology, catalysed by discovery-oriented field research. We develop new and interdisciplinary approaches to answer the key questions in each of our research themes, where exploratory fieldwork is the starting point and newly developed analytical methods guide us in novel directions. We do not take a silo-oriented approach to research and interact with all disciplines to make step-change advances in biological anthropology.