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Matthew Skinner is a paleoanthropologist whose research focuses on the analysis of teeth and bones to answer questions about the growth and development, diet, taxonomy and evolutionary history of living and extinct primates, including fossil hominins. Specifically, he is interested in taxonomic diversity and evolutionary history of humans and apes, dental tissue development in the present and past, and form/function relationships in the primate skeleton.

In addition to being a member of the research staff in the Department of Human Evolution, Matthew is a Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Anthropology in the School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.




Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig