Mapping Ancient Africa: Seminar 4

February 25, 2022
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Minchao Wu

The fourth in Mapping Ancient Africa (MAA) online seminar series will take place on Tuesday 1 March at 17:00 CET. This seminar will focus on African climatology and climate modelling.

The seminar will be delivered via Zoom. The link for the seminar can be obtained from the MAA Slack page, or from seminar chair and chaired by MAA hub coordinator Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr

For further information on seminars in this series visit the MAA schedule page.

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Mapping Ancient Africa: Video of seminar 3

January 18, 2022
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The third of a seminars in the Mapping Ancient African project took place on Monday 17 January 2022 and was given by Emmanuel Ndiema (National Museums of Kenya). You can watch the seminar now on the Ecology of the Past YouTube channel. Seminar details can be found here.

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Mapping Ancient Africa: Seminar 3

January 15, 2022
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Emmanuel Ndiema

The third in Mapping Ancient Africa (MAA) online seminar series will take place on Monday 17 January at 18:00 CET (20:00 EAT). This seminar will focus on the archaeology of eastern Africa.

  • Speaker: Emmanuel Ndiema (National Museums of Kenya)
  • Title: The Later Prehistory of South Eastern Lake Turkana basin

The seminar will be delivered via Zoom. The link for the seminar can be obtained from the MAA Slack page, or from seminar chair and chaired by MAA hub coordinator Rahab Kinyanjui.

For further information on seminars in this series visit the MAA schedule page.

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Quaternary Perspectives

January 12, 2022
WDG

The new edition (December 2021) of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) newsletter “Quaternary Perspectives” is now available for download open access. Among the many interesting reports on Quaternary science contained within it is an update on the progress made by the Mapping Ancient Africa project written by the INQUA Palaeoclimate Commission chair Prof. Tom Johnson (thanks Tom!).

Download from: Quaternary Perspectives

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Mapping Ancient Africa: Video of seminar 2

December 16, 2021
WDG

The second in our series of seminars related to the Mapping Ancient Africa project took place on Monday 13 December. You can now watch the seminar given by Tyler Faith on the Ecology of the Past YouTube channel. Seminar details can be found here.

Rethinking the ecological drivers of hominin evolution

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Mapping Ancient Africa: Seminar 2

December 6, 2021
WDG

Tyler Faith

The second of the online seminar series associated with the INQUA funded Mapping Ancient Africa (MAA) project will take place on Monday 13 December at 16:00 (CET).

The seminar will be given via Zoom. The link for the seminar can be obtained from the MAA Slack page, or from seminar chair and MAA hub coordinator Lynne Quick.

For further information on seminars in this series visit the MAA schedule page.

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Mapping Ancient Africa: Seminar 1

November 29, 2021
WDG

Martin Trauth

The first of the online seminar series associated with the INQUA funded Mapping Ancient Africa (MAA) project will take place on Monday 6 December at 16:15 (CET).

The seminar will be given via Zoom. The link for the seminar can be obtained from the MAA slack page, or from seminar chair and MAA PI Stephanie Kaboth-Bahr.

For further information on seminars in this series visit the MAA schedule page.

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Mapping Ancient Africa: Report of kick off meeting

October 22, 2021
WDG

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The kick off meeting of the INQUA funded Mapping Ancient Africa project took place on the 14 and 15 October 2021. This hybrid meeting linked up face-to-face meetings in Kenya, South Africa, Germany and the USA online. In total around 35 people participated in the meeting over the two days. It was great to start to get researchers back into rooms together, and to take advantage of the online link ups to connect people within regions who could not travel, and people in different continents. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the researchers to each other and to start to think about how we can work together to deliver the project goals of collating and synthesising data related to past climate, vegetation and hominin activity from across the continent.

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Mapping Ancient Africa: Paleo-ENSO

October 11, 2021
WDG

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To start discussion during the Mapping Ancient Africa kick off meeting (October 2021) lead author Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr has recorded an introduction to her recent paper proposing a novel tropical based climate mechanism for driving climatic change across Africa.

Kaboth-Bahr SGosling WD, Vogelsang R, Bahr A, Scerri EML, Asrat A, Cohen AS, Düsing W, Foerster V, Lamb HF, et al. 2021. Paleo-ENSO influence on African environments and early modern humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118(23):e2018277118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2018277118

Mapping Ancient Africa: Kick off meeting

October 1, 2021
WDG

The first meeting of the, INQUA funded, Mapping Ancient Africa project will take place on the 14 and 15 of October 2021 with face-to-face meetings at four locations (Nairobi, Kenya; Port Elisabeth, South Africa; Potsdam, Germany; Portland, Oregon, USA) being linked up online.

For further information visit the project pages: https://ecologyofthepast.info/mapping-ancient-africa/

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