Phillip Endicott

Dr. Phillip Endicott is researcher at the Natural History Museum of France in Paris and was a visiting fellow at the DFG Center for the Spring of 2017. His wide educational background in Anthropology and Archaeology and his focus on Island Southeast Asia and Oceania gives a good fit with research interests at the DFG Center. Since writing a thesis on the symbolism of canoes and Polynesian voyaging during his MA in the Anthropology of Art, Dr. Endicott has maintained a strong interest in the Austronesian speaking world and is currently engaged in projects looking at Taiwan, the Philippines, eastern Polynesia and sea nomads of Myanmar. During his stay in Tübingen, Phillip worked with Gerhard Jäger, Hugo Reyes-Centeno, and Christian Bentz on comparison of genetic, linguistic, and morphological measures of diversity in the peoples of Oceania and Island Southeast Asia.
Academic Background
2003 - 2008D.Phil., Magdalen College, University of Oxford
2000 - 2001M.Sc., Human Biology, Linacre College, University of Oxford
1999 - 2000M.A., Anthropology of Art, University of East Anglia
1996 - 1999B.A., (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Oxford
External Affiliations/Visiting Fellowship
2020-2023Long-term Associated Fellow, DFG Centre for Advance Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany.
2020-2023Visiting Fellow in studies of Human Ancient DNA, University of Uppsala, Sweden.
2019Visiting Fellow, DFG Centre for Advance Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany.
2019 May - presentVisiting Fellow in Austronesian studies, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai’i.
2019 Jan- presentResearcher in human population genetics, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Estonia.
2018-2021Visiting Fellow in Archaeology, University of Bournemouth, U.K.
2017Visiting Fellow, DFG Centre for Advance Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany.
Professional Experience
2008 - presentResearch Engineer, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
2004 - 2005Paper co-ordinator, MA in Medical Anthropology, Dept of Anthropology, Oxford
2003 - 2004Tutor for Archaeology and Anthropology, Keble College, Oxford
2003 - 2004Tutor for Human Sciences, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
2002 - 2003Tutor for Archaeology and Anthropology, St Hilda’s College, Oxford
1999 - 2000Special needs tutoring, University of East Anglia
In preparationLawson DJ, Solanki V, Yanovich I, Johannes Dellert, Ruck D and Endicott P. CLARITY – Comparing dissimilar data using dissimiLARITY matrices.
2019Balinova N., Post H., Kushniarevich A., Flores R., et al., (2019) Y-chromosomal analysis of clan structure of Kalmyks, the only European Mongol people, and their relationship to Oirat-Mongols of Inner Asia. Eur J Hum Genet.
2018Scheib C.L., Li H., Desai T., Link V., et al., (2018) Ancient human parallel lineages within North America contributed to a coastal expansion. Science (360): 1024-27.
Hudjashov G., Endicott P., Post H., Nagle N., et al., (2018) Investigating the origins of eastern Polynesian using genome-wide data from the Leeward Society Islands. Sci Rep, 8:1823.
2017Sahakyan H., et al., Origin and spread of human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup U7. Sci. Rep. Apr 7;7:46044
2016Pankratov V., et al., (2016) East Eurasian ancestry in the middle of Europe: genetic footprints of Steppe nomads in the genomes of Belarusian Lipka Tatars. Sci Rep 6:30197.
Heupink T, Subramanian S, Wright J, Endicott P., Westaway M, Huynen L, Parson W, Millar C, Willerslev E, Lambert D. Ancient mitochondrial DNA sequences from the First Australians revisited. Proc Natl Acad Sci, 113 (25): 6892-6897.
2015Kushniarevich A, Utevska O, Chuhryaeva M, Addzhoyan A, et al., Genetic heritage of the Balto-Slavic speaking populations: a synthesis of autosomal, mitochondrial and Y-chromosomal data. PLoS One 10 (9):e0135820.
2014Chaubey G, Singh M, Crivellero F, Tamang R et al., Unravelling the distinct strains of Tharu ancestry. Eur J Hum Genet 22 (12): 404-412.
2013Chaubey G., and Endicott P. The Andaman Islanders in a regional genetic context; re examining the evidence for an early peopling of the archipelago via South Asia; in Special Issue on Revisiting the “Negrito” Hypothesis, Hum. Biol. 85 (1).
Heyer E., Georges M., Pachner M., and Endicott P. Genetic diversity of four Negrito populations from Luzon: small scale sex-specific behaviors impact sex-specific integration of immigrants in Special Issue on Revisiting the “Negrito” Hypothesis, Hum. Biol. 85 (1).
2010Endicott P., Ho S.Y.W., Stringer C. Using genetic evidence to evaluate four palaeoanthropological hypotheses for the timing of Neanderthal and modern human origins. J. Hum. Evol. 59: 87-95.
Brotherton P., Sanchez J.J., Cooper A., Endicott P. Preferential high-resolution amplification of damaged and degraded endogenous DNA from ancient hominin samples. Nucleic Acids Res. 38(2):e7
2009Endicott P., Ho S.Y.W., Metspalu M., Stringer C. Evaluating the mitochondrial timescale of human evolution. Trends Ecol and Evol. Doi:10.1016/j.tree.2009.04.006
Endicott P., Sanchez J.J., Pichler I., Brotherton P., Brooks J., Vigl E., Cooper A., Pramstaller P. Genotyping human ancient DNA with multiplexed Single-Base-Extension assays: the singular maternal history of the Tyrolean Iceman. BMC Genet. 10:29.
2008Endicott P., and Ho S.Y.W. (2008) A Bayesian evaluation of human mitochondrial substitution rates. Am J Hum Genet, 82: 895-902.

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Steering Committee Member
  • Personal Title: Dr.
  • University: National Museum of Natural History-Paris