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Plio-Pleistocene on the Homa Peninsula


Tom Plummer
Department of Anthropology, Queens College,
CUNY and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367 USA

Research Focus: Oldowan hominid behavior and paleoecology, Early Stone Age technology, taphonomy, human osteology, vertebrate paleontology



Laura Bishop
Senior Lecturer
Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology,
School of Biological and Earth Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF UK

Research Focus: Hominid behavior and paleoecology, vertebrate paleontology


Pete Ditchfield
Stable Isotope Laboratory Manager
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford
Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK OX1 3QY

Research Focus: Lithostratigraphy, sedimentology, isotopic approaches to paleoenvironmental reconstruction, diagenesis

braunDavid Braun
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology, George Washington University
2110 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20052

Research focus: Oldowan lithic technology, artifact raw material sourcing, assessment of lithic raw material quality, relationship between technological production mode and raw material quality

Mio-Pliocene on the Homa Peninsula


Rick Potts
Director, Human Origins Program
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012, U.S.A.
Research Focus: Hominin evolution, behavior, paleoecology; paleoenvironments, adaptive change, biogeography


  Research Collaborators
Fritz Hertel, Associate Professor
Department of Biology, California State University, Northridge CA 91330-8303 USA

Research focus: Mammalian and avian and functional anatomy, ecomorphology, paleocommunity analysis

John Kingston, Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology, 218A Geoscience Bldg, Emory University,
1557 Pierce Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322

Research focus: Isotopic approaches to paleoenvironmental reconstruction

James Oliver, Research Associate
Anthropology & Information Technology, Illinois State Museum, 1011 East Ash St, Springfield, Il 62703

Research focus: Actualistic experimentation, taphonomy, Oldowan zooarcheology

Colleen Delaney-Rivera, Assistant Professor
Department of Life Sciences, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, California 93021

Research focus: Actualistic experimentation, taphonomy

Cristina Lemorini, Contract Professor
Laboratorio di Paletnologia, Settore archeometrico,
Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Archeologiche e Antropologiche dell'AntichitÓ, UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza", P.le A. Moro 5, 00185, Roma., Italy

Research focus: Determination of artifact function; edgewear analysis