Dr Claudio Tennie’s work focusses on the evolutionary origins of modern human culture (and cooperation).
PhD, University of Goettingen, Germany.
Claudio Tennie studied in Marburg (Germany), Edinburgh (Scotland) and Bielefeld (Germany). He then moved to do his diploma and PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. He moved to Birmingham in 2012.
Students interested in working with Dr Tennie should email him in the first instance.
The research focus of Claudio Tennie is on the processes and preconditions of cumulative culture. In addition, he studies the underlying reasons as for why chimpanzees hunt in groups as well as reputation-based cooperation. His work uses a variety of developmental, comparative and computer modeling methods, and often involves testing great apes.
More information can be found here: www.claudiotennie.com