The Emmy Noether Group ‘Kgalagadi Human Origins’ will start in June 2021. The six-year project is researching the impact of the extreme climate changes associated with the Mid-Pleistocene Transition on human evolution in the southern Kalahari basin.


We are looking for a PhD student in Geoarchaeology/Physical Geography/Quaternary Science to join the team. Application deadline is 21st May 2021. All information here (in German and English below) to download:

New paper: Lukich, V. & Ecker, M. 2021. Pleistocene environments in the southern Kalahari of South Africa. Quaternary International, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2021.03.008.

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