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Earth System Dynamics and its Role in Human Evolution in Africa

Paleodrilling

Paleoanthropologists and earth scientists will collaborate to investigate the impacts of Earth system dynamics in our deep human past. This project will involve collecting paleoenvironmental records via drilling in East Africa and performing various analyses on the resulting sediment cores.

Paleoanthropologists and earth scientists will collaborate to investigate the impacts of Earth system dynamics in our deep human past.

This project will involve collecting paleoenvironmental records via drilling in East Africa. The resulting sediment cores will undergo cosmogenic, electron microprobe, laser ablation and stable isotope analyses.

Arizona State University's Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), will develop a DRUPAL-based content and project management system for the analytical phase of this project that will help coordinate data entry and data access for project members. This will include final integration of the system with long-term archival databases such as the Smithsonian Human Origins Database and the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology.

Funding Source:
University of Arizona (Prime: National Science Foundation)

Chris Campisano, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Ramon Arrowsmith, Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration
Kaye Reed, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Andrew Cohen, University of Arizona