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PALAEO East Africa Afternoon

PALAEO East Africa Afternoon
With the increasing amount of ecological, palaeoecological and archaeological research being undertaken on human-environment interactions in East Africa across the University, this event will showcase East African research at York. Whilst the case studies are East African there is an emphasis on how these approaches, techniques and methods can be applied more widely. Come and join us!

Booking essential at: bit.ly/PALAEOEastAfrica

Friday 20th MAY 2016 13:0018:00
Environment Department lecture theatre (Env/005)

Programme
Chair: Rob Marchant
13:00 – Introduction to the afternoon (Rob Marchant and Daryl Stump)
13:15 – Forest Restoration and Climate Experiment (FoRCE) (Andy Marshall)
13:35 – Fire and herbivory in the East African savannah (Colin Beale)
13:55 – Woody vegetation form and function along rainfall gradients in Kenyan rangelands (Rebecca Kariuki)
14:15 – Emerging techniques for linking palaeoecology to ecology, conservation, and development sciences (Colin Courtney-Mustaphi)

14:35 – BREAK
Chair: Daryl Stump
14:50 – Mountains - developing long term insight on sustainable social ecological systems (Rob Marchant)
15:10 – 5000 years of climate, vegetation and human history in the Amboseli region (Esther Githumbi and Anna Shoemaker)
15:30 – Using radiocarbon dating to connect palaeoecological and archaeological records – an example from East Africa (Suzi Richer)

15:50 – BREAK
16:05 – Geoarchaeology: Changing initial perceptions of terrace agriculture in the semi-arid environment of Engaruka, NE Tanzania (Carol Lang)
16:25 – Engaruka - Water, Weather and Irrigation Agriculture (Tabitha Kabora)
16:45 – The archaeobotany of agricultural resilience in East Africa (Senna Thornton-Barnett)
17:05 – Constructing soils at Konso, Ethiopia (Cruz Ferro Vazquez, Carol Lang and Daryl Stump)
17:25 – Discussion and concluding comments (Sue Hartley) - will not be streamed.
PALAEO East Africa Afternoon
With the increasing amount of ecological, palaeoecological and archaeological research being undertaken on human-environment interactions in East Africa across the University, this event will showcase East African rese...
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