Mapping Ancient Africa: Schedule of events
A series of online seminars associated with the Mapping Ancient Africa project will commence in 2021. The purpose of these seminars is to promote and stimulate discussion among participants, talks will be delivered via Zoom and are open to all. To obtain the Zoom link please contact one of the organisers.
Talks will be around 30 minutes followed by a discussion.
- 21 February 2022 (17:00-18:00 CET) – Minchao Wu (Uppsala University) “The impact of regional climate model formulation and resolution on simulated precipitation in Africa” followed by discussion of African climate systems function past and present.
- 7 March (17:00-18:00 CET) – TBC
- 21 March (17:00-18:00 CET) – Focus: Archaeology
- 18 April (17:00-18:00 CET) – Focus: Vegetation
- RESCHEDULED – 20 June 2022 (17:00-18:00 CET) – Justin Pargeter, Tyler Faith and Brian Stewart “The potentials and pitfalls of linking climate and cultural change, with a focus on the archaeological record” followed by discussion of development of contributions for proposed MAA special issue of Quaternary International; chaired by Lynne Quick.
- 17 January 2022 (18:00-19:00 CET; 20:00-21:00 EAT) – Emmanuel Ndiema (National Museums of Kenya) “The Later Prehistory of South Eastern Lake Turkana basin” followed by discussion. CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDING.
- 16:00-17:00 CEST on 13 December 2021 – Tyler Faith (University of Utah) introducing his paper “Rethinking the ecological drivers of hominin evolution” (Trends in Ecology & Evolution, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2021.04.011); chaired by Lynne Quick. CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDING.
- 16:15-17:15 CEST on 6 December 2021 – Martin Trauth (University of Potsdam) introducing his paper “Northern hemisphere glaciation, African climate and human evolution” (Quaternary Science Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.107095); chaired by Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr
Kick-off meeting (October 2021)
The kick-off meeting of the Mapping Ancient Africa project took place on the 14 and 15 October 2021.
- Eastern Africa: National Museums of Kenya (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Southern Africa: Nelson Mandela University (Port Elisabeth, South Africa)
- Europe: University of Potsdam (Potsdam, Germany)
- Americas: Associated with the Geological Society of America congress (Portland, Oregon, USA)
This followed a hybrid (part face-to-face, part online) format, with part of the interaction taking place at each of the hubs and part online.
Pre-meeting information can be found at:
- Kick off meeting planning (14 and 15 October 2021)
- Paleo-ENSO, African climate and hominin evolution paper
In case you missed the kick off meeting, catch up with these videos of the cross-hub sessions: