Human evolution; Palaeolithic archaeology; primate tool-use; stone tool function and technology; microscopic use-wear and residues.
Primary Geographic Areas
South and southeast Asia, Australia, Oceania, Tropical Africa, Brazil.
2013-2014 John Fell Fund, Oxford, 'An inter-species comparison of wild monkey pounding stone tool use'
2012-2016 European Research Council Starting Grant, 'Primate Archaeology: an evolutionary context for the emergence of technology'
2012-2015 Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, 'Functional analysis of Homo floresiensis stone tools' (declined)
2011-2012 Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Fellowship, 'Stone Technology in Late Pleistocene India: A new perspective on the dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa'
2010-2011 John Fell Fund, Oxford, ‘Capuchin archaeology: exploring the adaptive role of stone technology among wild capuchin monkeys, Boa Vista, Brazil’
2010-2011 NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities, ‘Proximal-distal ash correlation using 40Ar/39Ar as a provenance tool: insights into the Toba super-eruption and its impact on human populations and environments’
2010 British Academy Overseas Conference Grant, 'Microscopic residue analysis of modern and ancient chimpanzee pounding tools: defining a primate archaeological signature’
- 2009-2010 McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, “Hominin faunal exploitation in Late Pleistocene India”, Principal Investigator
- Primate Archaeology (PI)
- Microscopic residue and use-wear analysis of Pleistocene stone artefacts from Liang Bua, Indonesia (with C. Lentfer [PI] and G. Robertson, University of Queensland)
- Use-wear and residue analysis of stone artefacts from the Gibraltar caves (with C. Finlayson and the Gibraltar Museum)
Haslam M, Gumert M, Biro D, Carvalho S, and Malaivijitnond S. , (2013), 2013. Use-wear patterns on wild macaque stone tools reveal their behavioural history , PLoS One 8, e72872.
Haslam, M., (2012), Towards a Prehistory of Primates, Antiquity, 86 (332),299–315
Haslam, M., Hernandez-Aguilar, A., Ling, V., Carvalho, S., et al., (2009), Primate Archaeology, Nature, 460,339-344