Stable Isotopes, Climate Change and Early Hominin Palaeoecology
Publication date: Jan 15, 2014 02:09 PM
Start: Jan 20, 2014 04:00 PM
Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology
Philip Hopley (Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London) will give the second seminar in the Term II Institute Research Seminar series on Isotopes in Archaeology on 20 January.
Stable isotopes are providing new insights into the dietary ecology and palaeoenvironment of early hominin evolution in Africa. This talk will discuss early hominin adaptations to the expanding savannah environment of the Plio-Pleistocene, and will look at the different ways that climatic change may have influenced the evolution and extinction of different hominin species.
The seminar will take place at 4pm in Room 612 at the Institute and will be followed by a reception in the Staff Common Room (Room 609).
Any enquiries about the seminar series may be directed to Ian Freestone.
Institute Research Seminar Programme | Isotopes in Archaeology
- 13 January: Tracing Visitors to our Shores (Jane Evans, NERC Isotope Facility)
- 20 January: Stable Isotopes, Climate Change and Early Hominin Palaeoecology (Philip Hopley, Birkbeck)
- 27 January: House and home at Çatalhöyük: Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope evidence from people and their animals (Jessica Pearson, University of Liverpool)
- 3 February: The origin and spread of glass making: the isotopic evidence (Patrick Degryse, University of Leuven)
- 10 February: Plant stable isotope analysis: new insights into farming practice and diet (Amy Bogaard, University of Oxford)
- 24 February: Isotope Archaeometallurgy (Ernst Pernicka, Curt-Englehorn Centre for Archaeometry, Mannheim & University of Heidelberg)
- 3 March: Milking the Residues: Molecular and Isotopic Signatures from Human Prehistory (Richard Evershed, University of Bristol)
- 10 March: Hunter-gatherer cuisine: recent advances in chemical and isotopic analysis of early pottery (Oliver Craig, University of York)
- 17 March: Stable light isotopes offer new perspectives on early hominin dietary ecology (Julia Lee-Thorp, University of Oxford)
- 24 March: Loaves or fishes? Reconstructing individual 5000-year-old dietary histories for the children of Shetland's first farmers (Janet Montgomery, University of Durham)