News From the Field
Drier, less predictable environment may have spurred human evolution
October 8, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Evidence of a variable but progressively drying climate coincides with a major shift in stone/tool-making abilities and the appearance of modern Homo sapiens. Sediment cores obtained by the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project provide the first continuous environmental context for the diverse archeological evidence recovered from nearby localities in the East African rift valley. Full Story
University of Arizona
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