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Stable Isotopes, Climate Change and Early Hominin Palaeoecology

Publication date: Jan 15, 2014 2:09:22 PM

Start: Jan 20, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology

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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.

Abstract

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). 

All welcome!

Any enquiries about the seminar series may be directed to Ian Freestone.

Institute Research Seminar Programme | Isotopes in Archaeology