Přednáška Dr. Kris Kovarovic (Durham University): Understanding the environment of early human evolution: What mammals can tell us about ancient ecologies
Mammals commonly respond to long-term changes in their external environments by adapting to new physical landscapes and re-organised biological communities. In this regard, where their fossil remains are abundant, mammals are informatice about past ecological conditions that existed across space and time. Here I will review how they can be used to reconstruct the environments in which early hominins were evolving during the Plio-Pleistocene of East Africa and report on recent palaeoecological research. I will focus in particular on Laetoli, Tanzania, a site well-known for preserving the 3.8 million year old remains and footprints of Australopithecus afarensis just south of Olduvai Gorge.
|Místo konání||Prostory FF ZČU, Sedláčkova 15, místnost SP 319.|
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