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Bevorstehende Veranstaltungen

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

11172 1507722333

Epizoötic Challenges to Pastoral Expansion in Africa: Minding the “Bovine Gap”

In two spatiotemporally separate cases in sub-Saharan Africa, small domestic livestock appear around 1000 years before cattle. South of Lake Turkana (eastern Africa), sparse domestic caprines and Lake Turkana ceramics of the Nderit tradition appear c. 4000 BP, nearly 1000 years before the first evidence for cattle. In southern Africa, sheep date to nearly 2200 BP, centuries before evidence for cattle. In 2000, I proposed that African savannas presented novel disease challenges to cattle pastoralism. Sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis) is a continental-scale risk in brushy areas, but wildebeest-borne malignant catarrhal fever (WD-MCF) and East Coast Fever (ECF) attack cattle in the grasslands that they favor. WD-MCF has a nearly 100% death rate in exposed cattle, and ECF, probably originating with an earlier transmission of Theileria parva from African buffalo to cattle, kills 20% of each cattle cohort. Infection risk is heightened by the three species’ overlapping forage and water requirements. Pastoralists may have exacerbated cattle herds’ vulnerability to infection through anthropogenic savanna expansion. This hypothesis could be falsified by finds of cattle dating to the “Bovine Gap” timespans in either region. As a test, I reviewed 2000-2015 East African archaeofaunal evidence, plus fauna from a stratified site south of Nairobi, GvJm44, yielding Nderit pottery in its lower level. I report these results and discuss how infectious disease genomics might offer finer resolution of routes and times of initial transmission of several wild ungulate diseases to livestock. [mehr]

DA Workshop

10761 1503997878

Green Arabia Drilling

Interdisziplinäre Forschung zu Klima- und Umweltveränderungen und ihr Einfluss auf die Verbreitung des Menschen im Quartär auf der Basis von Sedimentkernen aus dem Jubbah-Paläosee (Saudi-Arabien). Organisatoren: Dr. Florian Ott und Prof. Michael Petraglia. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

10781 1502451846

Vortrag von Prof. Oliver Craig

"Millet Agriculture, Material Culture and Organic Residue Analysis” [mehr]

Eurasia3angle talk

10809 1502822779

Vortrag von Hideaki Kanzawa-Kiriyama

Genomic insights into the relationship between ancient Japanese and modern East Eurasians [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

10381 1499842061

Vortrag von Beverly Strassmann

Religious Control of Sexuality Increases Paternity Certainty: A longterm study of the Dogon of Mali [mehr]

DA Workshop

10126 1496404565

Biologische Marker des Wandels in Südostasien und der Inselwelt Südostasiens

Despite widespread acknowledgement that Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) has been an important link between Southeast Asia and the Southern Hemisphere for at least 50,000 years, little is known about interactions both within ISEA and with Mainland Southeast Asia to the north, and Sahul (Australia and New Guinea) to the south. Due to the tropical climate of the Southeast and Island Southeast Asia region, organic materials are rarely preserved and traditional archaeological techniques have not been particularly successful when it comes to understanding how people interacted with and within their environments. In this workshop we will be discussing novel and innovative methodologies and ideas that might be applied to the region, while highlighting recent findings that have already employed some of these techniques such as genomic, isotopic, lipid, microparticle and proteomic analyses. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

10316 1497962866

Matt Sponheimer - Early Hominin Diet: Where are we and where do we go from here?

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

7929 1481724902

Quantitative Methoden - Frühjahrskurs 2017

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf unserer englischsprachigen Webseite. [mehr]

9170 1488273481

Forsche Schüler Tag 2017

Schüler/innen ab der 8. Klasse aufgepasst: Entdeckt, wie spannend die Menschheitsgeschichte ist! Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler am Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte laden euch ein, mehr über einzelne Forschungsfragen zu erfahren und mit ihnen kleine Aufgaben und Tests zu ganz unterschiedlichen Fragestellungen durchzuführen. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

9473 1491812177

Vortrag von Michael Richards

Using isotopes to track past human migrations [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

8744 1487580983

Survival and utility of ancient proteins in archaeology


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