David R. Braun: "Older than the Oldowan: Excavations, experiments, and expectations"
1 February 16:00
64 Banbury Road, Oxford
Professor David R. Braun
Center for Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP), George Washington University, US.
Dr. Braun is a paleoanthropologist with a particular interest in the behaviour of our lineage extending back several million years ago. He works on excavations at paleoanthropological sites in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mozambique. His research focuses on how we can learn about human behaviour from studying technological patterns found in the archaeological record as well as the material culture of wild chimpanzees. Dr. Braun was most recently involved in the discovery of the oldest evidence of the genus Homo in Ethiopia and the recovery of 1.5 million year old footprints in Kenya. He is an Associate Professor at George Washington University, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Cape Town, a Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (University of Oxford).