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PALAEO Africa Afternoon

Posted on 8 May 2016

There will be a PALAEO half-day on the theme of human-environment interactions in East Africa on Friday 20th May 2016

African landscape

Following the successful PALAEO afternoon in February and the increasing amount of research being undertaken on human-environment interactions in East Africa across the University, this event will showcase East African research at York, but with an emphasis on how these approaches, techniques and methods can be applied more widely. 

Venue: Environment department lecture theatre (Env/005)

Time: Friday, 20 May 2016 13:00 - 18.00

Please register your attendance (so there are enough refreshments!) by Monday 16th May on our Eventbrite page


Chair: Rob Marchant
13:00 – Opening remarks (Sue Hartley)
13:10 – 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)
14:15 – Woody vegetation form and function along rainfall gradients in Kenyan rangelands (Rebecca Kariuki)
13:55 – 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)
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)