The search result changed since you submitted your search request. Documents might be displayed in a different sort order.
  • search hit 9 of 978
Back to Result List

The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project

  • The role that climate and environmental history may have played in influencing human evolution has been the focus of considerable interest and controversy among paleoanthropologists for decades. Prior attempts to understand the environmental history side of this equation have centered around the study of outcrop sediments and fossils adjacent to where fossil hominins (ancestors or close relatives of modern humans) are found, or from the study of deep sea drill cores. However, outcrop sediments are often highly weathered and thus are unsuitable for some types of paleoclimatic records, and deep sea core records come from long distances away from the actual fossil and stone tool remains. The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP) was developed to address these issues. The project has focused its efforts on the eastern African Rift Valley, where much of the evidence for early hominins has been recovered. We have collected about 2 km of sediment drill core from six basins in Kenya and Ethiopia, in lake deposits immediatelyThe role that climate and environmental history may have played in influencing human evolution has been the focus of considerable interest and controversy among paleoanthropologists for decades. Prior attempts to understand the environmental history side of this equation have centered around the study of outcrop sediments and fossils adjacent to where fossil hominins (ancestors or close relatives of modern humans) are found, or from the study of deep sea drill cores. However, outcrop sediments are often highly weathered and thus are unsuitable for some types of paleoclimatic records, and deep sea core records come from long distances away from the actual fossil and stone tool remains. The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP) was developed to address these issues. The project has focused its efforts on the eastern African Rift Valley, where much of the evidence for early hominins has been recovered. We have collected about 2 km of sediment drill core from six basins in Kenya and Ethiopia, in lake deposits immediately adjacent to important fossil hominin and archaeological sites. Collectively these cores cover in time many of the key transitions and critical intervals in human evolutionary history over the last 4 Ma, such as the earliest stone tools, the origin of our own genus Homo, and the earliest anatomically modern Homo sapiens. Here we document the initial field, physical property, and core description results of the 2012-2014 HSPDP coring campaign.show moreshow less

Download full text files

  • pmnr611.pdfeng
    (9813KB)

    SHA-1: fbcca9190b5f6f75bca58f840df450b2c93369be

Export metadata

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar Statistics
Metadaten
Author:Abby Cohen, Christopher Campisano, J. Ramon Arrowsmith, A. Asrat, A. K. Behrensmeyer, A. Deino, C. Feibel, A. Hill, R. Johnson, J. Kingston, Henry LambORCiD, T. Lowenstein, A. Noren, D. Olago, Richard Bernhart OwenORCiD, R. Potts, K. Reed, R. Renaut, F. Schäbitz, J.-J. Tiercelin, Martin H. TrauthORCiDGND, J. Wynn, S. Ivory, K. Brady, R. O’Grady, J. Rodysill, J. Githiri, Joellen RussellORCiD, Verena FoersterGND, R. Dommain, J. S. Rucina, D. Deocampo, J. Russell, A. Billingsley, C. Beck, G. Dorenbeck, L. Dullo, D. Feary, D. Garello, R. Gromig, T. Johnson, Annett JungingerORCiD, M. Karanja, E. Kimburi, A. Mbuthia, Tannis McCartneyORCiD, E. McNulty, V. Muiruri, E. Nambiro, E. W. Negash, D. Njagi, J. N. Wilson, N. Rabideaux, Timothy RaubORCiD, Mark Jan SierORCiD, P. Smith, J. Urban, M. Warren, M. Yadeta, Chad YostORCiD, B. Zinaye
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus4-412498
DOI:https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-41249
Parent Title (English):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe
Subtitle (English):inferring the environmental context of human evolution from eastern African rift lake deposits
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe (611)
Document Type:Postprint
Language:English
Date of first Publication:2019/02/15
Year of Completion:2016
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2019/02/15
Tag:Adar formation; Kenya Rift; Pleistocene; Southern Ethiopia; Turkana-Basin; climate-change; global climate; olorgesailie formation; patterns; variability
Issue:611
Pagenumber:16
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 55 Geowissenschaften, Geologie / 550 Geowissenschaften
Peer Review:Referiert
Publication Way:Open Access
Grantor:Copernicus
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, 4.0 International