PP020:
Geoscience Approaches to Studying the Lineage of Human Evolution





Session ID#: 23934

Session Description:
Paleoenvironmental change on various time and spatial scales shaped the human evolutionary lineage.  Knowledge of this change relies on an array of geological, geochemical and geophysical pursuits, such as interpreting depositional processes, dating sequences, and reconstructing ecosystem community structure.  In combination these data are used to contextualize fossil and archaeological records, and allow us to interrelate localities and assess the impacts of paleoclimatic events on evolution.  The intent of this session is to gather an interdisciplinary community working on the origins of humans and our ancestors.  We solicit new data, innovative methods, and emerging case studies that examine hominin and primate evolution using paleontology, geochronology, stratigraphy, and all related disciplines.
Primary Convener:  Christopher J Lepre, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Conveners:  Cynthia M Liutkus-Pierce, Appalachian State University, Department of Geology, Boone, NC, United States and Christopher J Campisano, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • GP - Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
Index Terms:

0444 Evolutionary geobiology [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1051 Sedimentary geochemistry [GEOCHEMISTRY]
1165 Sedimentary geochronology [GEOCHRONOLOGY]
9604 Cenozoic [INFORMATION RELATED TO GEOLOGIC TIME]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rhonda Quinn, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, United States and Christopher J Lepre, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Paleomagnetics Lab, Palisades, NY, United States
Daniel Deocampo, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, United States, Alexandra Simpson, Georgia State University, Geosciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, Javier Cuadros, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, Emily Beverly, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Gail M Ashley, Rutgers University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Piscataway, NJ, United States, Jeremy S Delaney, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States and Fred J Longstaffe, The University of Western Ontario, Earth Sciences, London, ON, Canada
Nick Blegen, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States and Brian Jicha, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Edoardo Monesi1,2, Giovanni Muttoni2, Nikolas Sirakov3, Dennis V Kent4, Jean-Luc Guadelli5, Giancarlo Scardia6, Andrea Zerboni7 and Enzo Ferrara8, (1)Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy, (2)University of Milan, Department of Earth Sciences 'Ardito Desio', Milan, Italy, (3)National Institute of Archaeology and Museum of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, (4)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (5)PACEA-UMR5199 CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, (6)Parchi dell'Emilia Occidentale, Castell'Arquato, Italy, (7)Milano, Italy, (8)Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Torino, Italy
Anna Katherine Behrensmeyer, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Department of Paleobiology, Washington, DC, United States, Richard Potts, Human Origins Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States and Alan L Deino, Berkeley Geochronology Center, Berkeley, CA, United States
Kevin T Uno, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Jean-Renaud Boisserie, CNRS, University of Poitiers, Institut de Paléoprimatologie, Paléontologie Humaine : Évolution et Paléoenvironnements, Poitiers, France, Thure E Cerling, University of Utah, Geology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and Pratigya J Polissar, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palisades, NY, United States
Catherine C Beck, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, United States, Craig S Feibel, Rutgers Univ, Piscataway, NJ, United States, Rachel Lupien, Brown University, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States, Chad L Yost, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, Stephen Rucina, National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya, James M Russell, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, Alan L Deino, Berkeley Geochronology Center, Berkeley, CA, United States, Mark Sier, Utrecht University, Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands, Andrew S Cohen, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, Christopher J Campisano, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States and Scientific Team of the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP) West Turkana Kaitio core (WTK13)
Ting Chen1,2, David Ryves3, Zhanghua Wang1 and Jonathan Lewis4, (1)East China Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, Shanghai, China, (2)Southern University of Science and Technology, Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Shenzhen, China, (3)University of Loughborough, Loughborough, United Kingdom, (4)Loughborough University, Department of Geography, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Bridget M. Murray1, Kathryn L. Ranhorn2, Debra Colarossi3, Silindokhule S. Mavuso4, Tamara Dogandžić3, Michael J. Ziegler5, Shannon L. Warren6, David R. Braun7 and John W.K. Harris8, (1)Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, United States, (2)George Washington University, Center for the Advanced Study of Human, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Human Evolution, Leipzig, Germany, (4)University of the Witwatersrand, Evolutionary Studies Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa, (5)University of Florida, Geosciences, Gainesville, FL, United States, (6)Colorado State University, Department of Geology, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (7)George Washington University, Anthropology Department, Washington, DC, United States, (8)Rutgers University, Department of Anthropology, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Hong Ao, IEE Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, China
Verena E Foerster1, Asfawossen Asrat2, Christopher Bronk Ramsey3, Melissa S Chapot4, Andrew S Cohen5, Jonathan R Dean6, Daniel Deocampo7, Alan L Deino8, Cristina Guenter9, Annett Junginger10, Henry F. Lamb4, Melanie J Leng11, Helen M Roberts4, Frank Schaebitz1 and Martin H Trauth12, (1)University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, (2)Addis Ababa University, School of Earth Sciences, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (3)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (4)Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, (5)Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (6)University of Hull, School of Environmental Sciences, Hull, United Kingdom, (7)Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, United States, (8)Berkeley Geochronology Center, Berkeley, CA, United States, (9)University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, (10)University of Tübingen, Dept. Geosciences, Tübingen, Germany, (11)British Geological Survey, Nottingham, United Kingdom, (12)Universitaet Potsdam, Potsdam-Golm, Germany
Thure E Cerling, University of Utah, Geology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Madhavi Dabhi, Kachchh University, Bhuj, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Bhuj, India and Subhash Bhandari, Rakesh Bhagora, Gaurav Chauhan, Navin Chauhan, Anil Shukla, Navin Juyal
Rachel Lupien, Brown University, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States, James M Russell, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, Christopher J Campisano, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, Craig S Feibel, Rutgers Univ, Piscataway, NJ, United States, Alan L Deino, Berkeley Geochronology Center, Berkeley, CA, United States, John Kingston, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Department of Anthropology, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Richard Potts, Human Origins Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States and Andrew S Cohen, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Giovanni Muttoni, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy, Giancarlo Scardia, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Rio Claro, SP, Brazil and Dennis Kent, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States
Gail M Ashley1, Mark O Cuthbert2, Thomas P Gleeson3, Sally R Reynolds4, Matthew R Bennett4, Adrian C. Newton4 and Cormac J McCormack5, (1)Rutgers University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Piscataway, NJ, United States, (2)Cardiff University, School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff, CF24, United Kingdom, (3)University of Victoria, Civil Engineering, Victoria, BC, Canada, (4)Bournemouth University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, (5)University of Birmingham, Geography, Birmingham, United Kingdom
David Michael Davis1, Daniel Deocampo1, Nathan Michael Rabideaux1 and Christopher J Campisano2, (1)Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, United States, (2)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States