Project Environment of Early Hominins outside Africa: The Guadix-Baza Basin

Basic data

Title:
Environment of Early Hominins outside Africa: The Guadix-Baza Basin
Duration:
15/05/2019 to 31/12/2020
Abstract / short description:
The Guadix-Baza Basin (Granada Province, Spain) is the richest area in Western Europe for the study of early hominin dispersal and evolution in this region, having yielded dozens of localities with palaeontological remains and archaeological artefacts. This project is aimed at deciphering the links between large mammal communities and environmental conditions in the sites associated to the earliest evidence for hominin occupation in Western Europe, using stable isotope tracking (13C, 18O) in fossil bones and teeth, an approach that has almost never been used in Eurasian Early Pleistocene.
Keywords:
paleoecology
Paläoökologie
hominids
Spain
early Pleistocene
mammal
stable isotope
out-of-Africa

Involved staff

Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Palaeobiology Research Area
Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Department of Geoscience
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen

Funders

San Francisco, California, United States of America
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