The 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2018)


Session 19. Environment, Diet and Human Evolution. Contributed Podium Presentations. Chair: George (PJ) Perry

April 12, 2018 , Zilker 4 Add to calendar
2:30 Add to calendar Hominin isotopic dietary niche breadth expansion during pliocene environmental change. Chalachew M. Seyoum, John Rowan, William H. Kimbel.
2:45 Add to calendar Site Formation at the Australopith locality, Kantis Fossil Site, Kenya. Kirsten E. Jenkins, Emma Mbua.
3:00 Add to calendar Early Pleistocene grassland evolution at East Turkana, northern Kenya, as indicated by shifting patterns of mesic and xeric adapted mammals. Kaedan O'Brien, Amanda McGrosky, Kayla Allen, Lauren Anderson, Maryse Biernat, David R. Braun, Amanda "Billie" Guerrero, Ashley Hammond, Laura Hunter, Jeffrey Seckinger, Felipe Torres, R. Brendon Zeller, David B. Patterson, Degsew Zerihun.
3:15 Add to calendar Early hominin environments in southern Africa: A micromammalian perspective. Jennifer N. Leichliter, Oliver C.C. Paine, Nico L. Avenant, Matt Sponheimer.
3:30 Add to calendar Exploring the contribution of South Africa’s flora to the diet of early humans. Susan M. Botha, Alastair J. Potts, Richard M. Cowling, Karen J. Esler, Jan C. de Vynck.
3:45 Add to calendar The effects of season and habitat on the mechanical and nutritional properties of potential hominin plant foods. Oliver C.C. Paine, Abigale Koppa, Amanda G. Henry, Jennifer N. Leichliter, Daryl Codron, Jacqueline Codron, Matt Sponheimer.
4:00 BREAK
4:30 Add to calendar Narrower scales of mesowear ordinal methods are more predictive of ecological variables: Implication for paleoecological reconstruction of an early Homo site. Miriam Belmaker, Haley D. O'Brien.
4:45 Add to calendar Shellfish exploitation, resource depletion, and technological change, in a monkey model system. Amanda Tan, Lydia V. Luncz, Michael Haslam, Lars Kulik, Tomos Proffitt, Suchinda Malaivijitnond, Michael D. Gumert.
5:00 Add to calendar Human tapeworm functional and evolutionary genomic adaptations to cooking-related heat stress. George Perry, Christina Bergey, Stephen Johnson, Abby Koenig, Alexis Sullivan, Belgees Boufana, Philip Craig, Yesenia Castillo, Siddhartha Mahanty, Hector Garcia.
5:15 Add to calendar Strontium Isotopes as Indicators of Philopatric Dispersal Patterns. Marian I. Hamilton, Sherry Nelson.
5:30 Add to calendar Differences in Bovidae faunal abundance in the Pleistocene of the Omo Group of East Africa. Amanda Guerrero, Lauren Anderson, Kayla Allen, Kaedan P. O’Brien, Brandon Zeller, Degsew Zerihun, Maryse D. Biernat, Amanda McGrosky, Felipe S. Torres, David B. Patterson, David R. Braun, Jeffrey Seckinger.
5:45 Add to calendar The paleoecological context of Homo erectus in East Turkana, northern Kenya between 2.0 and 1.4 Ma. Jeffrey A. Seckinger, Felipe S. Torres, Kaedan P. O'Brien, Lauren Anderson, Amanda McGrosky, Kayla Allen, Brandon Zeller, Degsew Zerihun, Amanda Guerrero, Maryse D. Biernat, Laura E. Hunter, Ashley S. Hammond, David B. Patterson, David R. Braun.