Erik Trinkaus

​Professor of Physical Anthropology
Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor in Arts & Sciences
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
research interests:
  • Human Paleontology
  • Skeletal Biology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Paleolithic Archaeology

contact info:

office hours:

  • Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 pm​

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1114
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Trinkaus is considered by many to be the world’s most influential scholar of Neandertal biology and evolution. Trinkaus’ research is concerned with the evolution of our genus as a background to recent human diversity. In this, he has focused on the paleoanthropology of late archaic and early modern humans, emphasizing biological reflections of the nature, degree and patterning of the behavioral shifts.

For more information, visit Erik Trinkaus' department profile.