Stephen Lycett

Associate Professor
Office: Spaulding Bldg 4, Room 377
Phone Number: 716-645-8969
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Dr. Lycett is an Evolutionary Anthropologist who investigates interactions between the biological and cultural aspects of our evolution. He has published on a wide range of issues, covering topics in both physical anthropology and archaeology. He is especially interested in the application of evolutionary method and theory to questions of cultural variation and change.

Dr. Lycett currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Archaeological Science and also serves on the editorial board of Science and Technology of Archaeological Research.


PhD, University of Cambridge
MSc, University College London
BA, University of Sheffield

Research Interests

Evolutionary Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Cultural Transmission; Human Evolution; Social Learning; Lithic Analysis; Experiments

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses
APY 107 | Introduction to Physical Anthropology
APY 494 | Our Stone Age Heritage: The Evolution of Hominin Behavior

Graduate Courses
APY 613 | Social Transmission & Cultural Evolutionary Approaches in APY
APY 614 | A Science of Hominin Behavior

Selected Publications

For a list of Dr. Lycett's publications, please see his CV.