Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments
Hominid sites and paleolakes drilling project
Drilled long-cores from five ancient East African lake beds will show how environmental change impacted availability of critical resources to human ancestors over the lat four million years. Field and lab work seek to reconstruct the ecology of fossil animal communities to provide insights on the adaptations of early hominin populations across ancient landscapes.
Image courtesy: Jennifer Clark, Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institute