Dr. David Braun

Dr David R. Braun

I am a collaborator of the Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab and a Paleolithic Archaeologist interested in the behavioral evolution of our earliest ancestors. I have been working in various parts of the African continent for the past 20 years. I have conducted fieldwork in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Mozambique and Guinea. My main focus on the research in Gorongosa is the archaeological record of hominin behavior that can be found throughout the region. This plays a critical role in filling the gap in the Paleolithic record between the eastern and southern African records which have been studied for decades.



Dr Jörg M. Habermann

I am a collaborator of the Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab. I am a geologist, specialised in sedimentology and geochemistry, focusing on processes that have been occurring on the Earth’s surface. My current research centers around understanding the relationships between Cenozoic rifting, volcanism, and climate change in East Africa and their impact on continental and coastal paleoenvironments in the context of human evolution. Focus of this research is the reconstruction of paleolandscapes and sedimentary systems, and their use as environmental and climate archives. Fieldwork is a mainstay of my research that generally also involves laboratory-based petrographic and geochemical observations.