How did Past Environmental Changes Affect Human Development?

  A recent paper published by a host of top research scientists, including EOAS scientist Dr. Craig Feibel, aims to shed new light onto how human evolution may have been impacted by Earth’s Environmental history. While previous attempts to understand this better using methods such as studying outcrop sediments, deep sea core samples, and fossils adjacent to where fossil hominins (ancestors or close relatives of modern humans) were found, each of these methods have drawbacks associated with them. This new paper introduces the findings of the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP), which was developed to address the drawbacks encountered with the previous methods.

The full publication can be found here.

Full Publication Title:

“The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project: inferring the environmental context of human evolution from eastern African rift lake deposits.”