David R. Braun: "Pliocene Diversity: Does Behavioural Evolution Parallel Biological Evolution?"
6 November 16:00
64 Banbury Road, Oxford
David R. Braun is an Associate Professor in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at the George Washington University. He has a broad training in archaeological science and particularly in Paleolithic Archaeology. He has directed excavations at Paleolithic sites in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique and South Africa. His publications span from descriptions of site formation process, to new approaches to lithic analysis, as well geochemical provenance studies of stone artefacts. He has specifically developed techniques that allow broad landscape scale comparisons of artifact form. Currently Dr. Braun is working on collaborations with geologists, and paleoecologists to understand the impetus behind the landscape scale variation in behaviors. Dr. Braun has developed techniques for the three-dimensional analysis of stone artifacts as well as protocols for establishing an understanding of the stone available for hominins to make stone artifacts.
British Academy Visiting Fellow, ICEA, Oxford University & Associate Professor
Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University