EAAPP

East African Association of Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology

2017 Conference Program

2017 EAAPP Conference Program

To download the PDF of the Conference Program Draft released on May 24, 2017, click here: EAAPP2017ConferenceProgramDraft. However, there have been changes since then, and this web page has the most updated version of the program.

For poster presenters, the poster size is limited to no more than 3’10” or 116 cm in horizontal dimension, and no more than 4’0″ and 120 cm vertical dimension. Thumbtacks etc. to put up your posters will be provided.

Sunday, July 30th
Time Session
4:30pm – 6:30pm Registration and Reception – Edna Hotel

 

 

Monday, July 31st
Time Session Authors Title
9:00am – 9:15am Opening Session Zeresenay Alemseged (EAAPP president and host) Opening remarks
9:15am – 9:30am Opening Session Ethiopian official Keynote Remarks
9:30am – 9:45am Fossil Hominins Leslie Aiello Keynote Lecture
9:45am – 10:00am Fossil Hominins Abel Marinus Bosman, Laura Tabitha Buck, Hugo Reyes-Centeno, Christopher Brian Stringer, Katerina Harvati-Papatheodorou Filling in the gaps: virtual reconstruction of the Kabua I cranium
10:00am – 10:15am Fossil Hominins Hugo Reyes-Centeno, Katerina Harvati Anatomical affinities of the Mumba X cranium from Tanzania
10:15am – 10:30am Fossil Hominins Zeresenay Alemseged Did Australopithecus afarensis include climbing in its locomotor repertoire?
10:30am – 11:45am Coffee/Tea Break
10:45am – 11:00am Fossil Hominins Marine Cazenave, Jose Braga, Anna Ottle, John Francis Thackeray, Frikkie de Beer, Jakobus Hoffman, Metasebia Endalamaw, Blade Engda Redae, Roberto Macchiarelli The endostructural bony organization at the distal humerus: do Paranthropus and early Homo differ?
11:00am – 11:15am Fossil Hominins Martin Haeusler, Nomie Bonneau, Cinzia Fornai A new reconstruction of the juvenile Homo erectus pelvis KNM-WT 15000 from Nariokotome, Kenya
11:15am – 11:30am Fossil Hominins Tina Luedecke, Timothy G. Bromage, Ottmar Kullmer, Oliver Sandrock, Jens Fiebig, Ulrike Wacker, Friedemann Schrenk, Andreas Mulch, Johann Wolfgang Dietary versatility in early Homo and Paranthropus from Southeast Africa
11:30am – 11:45am Fossil Hominins Jeffrey H. Schwartz Reassessing taxic diversity in South African hominids and how we analyze human fossils
11:45am – 12:00pm Fossil Hominins Cinzia Fornai, Martin Haeusler Morphological reinterpretation of MH2 Australopithecus sediba pelvis based on a new virtual reconstruction
12:00pm – 12:15pm Fossil Hominins Yoel Rak, Assaf Marom What can Dmanisi’s variation tell us about Homo‘s origins?
12:15pm – 12:30pm Fossil Hominins Johan Arif, Kurt W.Alt, Satoshi Kawada, Dorrit Jacob, Hideo Iwai, Akio Iwanade JA-53, a big fossilized isolated lower incisor from Sangiran, Indonesia
12:30pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30pm – 1:45pm Footprints Margherita Mussi, Flavio Altamura, Elisa Brunelli, Eliana Catelli, Alessandro Cecili, Luca Di Bianco, Blade

Engda, Rita T. Melis, Flavia Piarulli, Lorena Russo, Noemi Tomei

Fossil footprints at Gombore (Melka Kunture, Upper Awash, Ethiopia): a rare snapshot of Pleistocene environments
1:45pm – 2:00pm Footprints Marco Cherin, Angelo Barili, Giovanni Boschian, Elgidius B. Ichumbaki, Dawid A. Iurino, Giorgio Manzi, Fidelis T. Masao, Sofia Menconero, Jacopo Moggi Cecchi. New bipedal footprints from Laetoli support marked body size variation in early hominins
2:00pm – 2:15pm Footprints Charles Musiba, Alex Pelissero, Cassian C. Magori, Joshua Mwankunda, Henry Bunn, Photogrammetric comparisons of footprint morphology of the recently discovered hominin footprints at Laetoli with the G1/G2-3 hominin prints
2:15pm – 2:30pm Archaeology Erella Hovers “To have and have not”: lithic technology of the 2.4 Ma assemblage from A.L. 894, Hadar, Ethiopia
2:30pm – 2:45pm Archaeology Anne Delagnes, Tiphaine Maurin, Pascal Bertran, Jean-Renaud Boisserie The Omo-Shungura archeological record: preliminary results of the on-going researches
2:45pm – 3:00pm Archaeology Tegenu Gossa, Asfawossen Asrat, Bienvenido Martinez-Navarro, Elizabeth M. Niespolo, Paul R. Renne, Angesom Riesom, Ravid Ekshtain, Gadi Herzlinger, Natnael Ketema, Chen Zeigen, Erella Hovers, The newly discovered Early Stone Age site of Melka Wakena, Ethiopia
3:00pm – 3:15pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:15pm – 3:30pm Archaeology Julio Mercader Florin, Mathew Abtosway, Siobhan Clarke, Chris DeBuhr, Fernando Diez Martin, Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo, Julien Favreau, Makarius Itambu, Federico Krause, Patrick Lee, Audax Mabulla, Robert Patalano, Laura Tucker, David Uribelarrea, Dale Walde Fossilized starch shows Acheulean harvesting of yams 1.7 million years ago at Olduvai Gorge
3:30pm – 3:45pm Archaeology Berhane Asfaw, Yonas Beyene, Gen Suwa, Katsuhiro Sano, Hideo Nakaya, Shigehiro Katoh The early Acheulean and paleoenvironments at Konso, southern Ethiopia
3:45pm – 4:00pm Archaeology Ana María Barón Parra The Acheulien in the Atacama Desert, Chile
4:00pm – 4:15pm Archaeology Yonatan Sahle, Sireen El Zaatari, Tim D. White Plio-Pleistocene bone surface modifications from the Middle Awash (Ethiopia): Implication for cut mark studies and claims of early butchery
4:15pm – 4:30pm Archaeology Taliwawa Masao Reporting on a newly discovered Acheulean and MSA Assemblages in Karatu northern Tanzania
4:30pm – 4:45pm Archaeology Sileshi Semaw, Michael Rogers, Naomi Levin, Dietrich Stout, Isabel Caceres, Gary Stinchcomb, Jan van der Made, Henry Gilbert, Nelia Dunbar, William McIntosh The Gona Paleoanthropology Research Project: 6 million years of human biological and behavioral evolution
Evening Dinner: Edna Hotel

 

 

Tuesday, August 1st
Time Session Authors Title
9:00am – 9:15am Archaeology Alison Mant-Melville Structure and variability in Levallois technology in the Middle Stone Age of Kenya and Ethiopia
9:15am – 9:30am Archaeology Yonas Beyene, Yonatan Sahle, Berhane Asfaw, Stanley H. Ambrose, Tim D. White, Giday WoldeGabriel Revealing the Middle Stone Age of the Middle Awash
9:30am – 9:45am Archaeology Amanuel Beyin, Kokeli P. Ryano Ongoing investigation of prehistoric sites on the Kilwa Basin, Coastal Tanzania
9:45am – 10:00am Archaeology Nick Blegan, Francis H. Brown Through a volcanic glass darkly: viewing modern human origins with the lens of raw material transport
10:00am – 10:15am Archaeology Sebastian Scheiffele, Yonatan Sahle Unraveling of the complexity of prehistoric compound adhesive production through an ethnoarchaeological investigation
10:15am – 10:30am Archaeology Shannon McPherron, Steve Schwortz, Jonathan Wynn, Christopher Campisano, Alan Deino, Zeresenay Alemseged, The Middle Stone Age Site of Negus Kabri, Asbole, Ethiopia
10:30am – 10:45am Coffee/Tea Break
10:45am – 11:00am Archaeology Nicholas J. Conard, Knut Bretzke, Laure Dayet, Andrew W. Kandel New research on the Kohl-Larsen collections from Mumba Rockshelter, Tanzania
11:00am – 11:15 am Archaeology Steven A. Brandt, Abbebe Mengistu Taffere, Benjamin Smith, George Brook, Nathan Lawres Pre MIS 4 (>59 ka) archaeological deposits from Mochena Borago Rockshelter: implications for testing the Highland SW Ethiopia OIS 4 Refugium Theory
11:15am – 11:30am Archaeology Enza Elena Spinapolice, Marina Gallinaro,

Haftom Berhane, Tadele Salomon, Andrea Zerboni

New investigations in Southern Ethiopia (Yabelo and Gotera): Pleistocene and Holocene archaeological evidences
11:30am – 11:45am Archaeology Alice Leplongeon, Clement Menard Variability of backed pieces in the Horn of Africa during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene
11:45am – 12:00pm Archaeology Ralf Vogelsang, Gätz Ossendorf, Minassi Girma The Mountain Exile Hypothesis: How humans benefited from and re-shaped African high altitude ecosystems during Quaternary climate changes.
12:00pm – 12:15pm Archaeology Emanuel Thomas Kessy Excavation of Nunge salt-work archaeological site: Pre-Kaole town settlement at Bagamoyo
12:15pm – 12:30pm Archaeology Kedebe Geleta Role of remembrance in the origin and growth of trade in north eastern Africa: the place of Ethiopia
12:30pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30pm – 1:45pm Paleontology Rutger J. W. Jansma, Kieran P. McNulty Xenopithecus koruensis: new insights on an obscure early Miocene catarrhine from Koru, Kenya
1:45pm – 2:00pm Paleontology Dagmawit Abebe Getahun Cranial variation in Theropithecus oswaldi: A 3D geometric morphometric analysis
2:00pm – 2:15pm Paleoecology Gen Suwa, Yonas Beyene, Shigehiro Katoh, Katsuhiro Sano, Tomohiko Sasaki, Berhane Asfaw The revised chronology and fauna of the Chorora Formation, Ethiopia
2:15pm – 2:30pm Paleoecology Kevin K. Takashita-Bynum, Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce, Luke A. Beane, Aryeh Grossman Paleolandscape reconstruction of Early Miocene sediments from Loperot, Kenya: mineralogy and stable isotope geochemistry
2:30pm – 2:45pm Paleoecology Ignacio A. Lazagabaster, Antoine Souron Suid remains from two early Homo sites: Ledi-Geraru, Gurumaha Fault Block, Lee Adoyta, and Makaamitalu, Busidima Formation (Afar, Ethiopia)
2:45pm – 3:00pm Paleoecology Laurence Dumouchel, Rene Bobe New insights into the paleoenvironments of Australopithecus anamensis in the Omo-Turkana Basin, eastern Africa
3:00pm – 3:15 pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:15pm – 5:15pm Poster Session and Collections Visit
Evening Dinner: Road Runner

 

 

Wednesday, August 2nd
Time Session Authors Title
9:00am – 9:15am Paleoecology Jean-Renaud Boisserie Investigating faunal evolution in the Shungura Formation, Turkana Basin, south-western Ethiopia
9:15am – 9:30am Paleoecology Yared Assefa, Jean-Renaud Boisserie Paleoecology and dietary adaptation of Plio-Pleistocene giraffes from Shungura Formation
9:30am – 9:45am Paleoecology Tomas Getachew, Jean-Renaud Boisserie New data on morphological and dietary evolution of Elephas recki from the Shungura Formation (Lower Omo, Ethiopia)
9:45am – 10:00am Paleoecology Jean-Philip Brugal New data on paleoenvironment and carnivory at Lokalalei 1 (ca.2.4 My, West Turkana, Kenya)
10:00am – 10:15am Paleoecology Jackson Njau, Ian Stanistreet, Harald Stollhofen, Lindsay McHenry, Kathy Schick, Nick Toth, Al Deino High-resolution reconstruction of hominin paleolandscapes: linking sedimentary cores to outcrops at Olduvai Gorge
10:15am – 10:30am Paleoecology Makarius Peter Itambu, Robert Patalano, Fernando Diez-Martin, Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo Phytolith reconstructed landscapes during Bed II at Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)
10:30am -10:45am Coffee/Tea Break
10:45am – 11:00am Paleoecology Weldeyared H. Reda, Maryse Biernat, David R. Braun, Ashley S. Hammond, David B. Patterson, W. Andrew Barr Pleistocene paleoenvironments of the Koobi Fora Formation based on bovid mesowear and abundance analyses
11:00am – 11:15am Paleoecology Rene Bobe, Enquye Wondimu Negash The lower Omo Valley as an ecological refugium during the Pliocene and Early Pleistocene
11:15am – 11:30am Paleoecology Scott A. Blumenthal, Thure E. Cerling, Peter W Ditchfield, Laurence Dumouchel, Julia A. Lee-Thorp, Fredrick Manthi, Shirley C. Strum Long-term and seasonal diet change in eastern African primates
11:30am – 11:45am Paleoecology Christine Hertler, Zara Kanaeva, Michael Marker The ROAD database and the MapModule – new tools to store and evaluate spatiotemporal data in human evolution
11:45am – 12:00pm Cultural Heritage Management Emma Mbua Keynote Lecture
12:00pm – 12:15pm Cultural Heritage Management Tim D. White, Giday WoldeGabriel, Berhane Asfaw, Yonas Beyene, William K. Hart, Paul Renne, Elizabeth Niespolo Challenges and opportunities in managing and preserving paleoanthropological heritage in the Middle Awash study area
12:15pm – 12:30pm Cultural Heritage Management Solomon Kedebe Significance of archaeological field schools in Ethiopia and its comprehensive developmental contribution, the case of Melka Kunture Prehistoric site
12:30pm -1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 1:45pm Cultural Heritage Management Mariam Bundala, Pastory G.M. Bushozi, Charles C.B. Saanane, Allan Bukenya, Xaud Dagharu, Makarius Peter Itambu Meet the Siuyu Minds: Local people values and meaning of cultural heritage assets
1:45pm – 2:00pm Cultural Heritage Management Ephraim W. Wahome Socio-economic development and memorization dynamics: paradoxical relationships in the management of historical architectural heritage along the Kenyan coast
2:00pm – 2:15pm Cultural Heritage Management Philbert Mbezi Katto Mang’ua and Kikole: a forgotten nineteenth century caravan halts in south-western Tanzania
2:15pm – 2:30pm Cultural Heritage Management Elgidius B. Ichumbaki, Fidelis Masao, Asmereti Mehari. Local people’s perceptions of the scientific discoveries at Plio-Pleistocene sites: the case of Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge and Laetoli, northern Tanzania
2:30pm – 2:45pm Cultural Heritage Management Alfreda K. Ibui Handbook of standards: documenting African collections
2:45pm – 3:00pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:00pm – 3:15pm Education and Outreach K. Lindsay Hunter Building public acceptance and interest in fossil hominin heritage in the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng Province, South Africa
3:15pm – 3:30pm Education and Outreach Neema Munis, Dafrosa Kea, Elgidius Ichumbaki Teaching styles, challenges and best pactice for teaching palaeontology and archaeology in eastern Africa: the experience from undergraduate and postgraduate students in Tanzania
3:30pm – 3:45pm Education and Outreach Job M. Kibii, Kristian J. Carlson A collaborative Pan-African approach in support of palaeoscientific research, training, and public outreach
3:45pm – 4:00pm Education and Outreach Fredrick Kyalo Manthi Celebrating the heroes of African prehistory
4:00pm – 5:00pm Discussion
Evening Conference Dinner: Yod Abyssinia

Poster presentations: Tuesday August 1st 2017: 3:15pm – 5:15pm

Monya Anderson, Stephen R. Frost, Emily Guthrie “Niche separation of large-bodied Cercopithecidae at Koobi Fora, Upper Burgi Member”

Niguss  Gitaw Baraki, Yemane Gebru Tsige, Tadele Solomon, Adriadne Asyraf Thevendran, Milena Hauhia, Mikael Fortelius “A comparative mesowear analysis on domestic goats from Turkwel and Ileret, Turkana Basin, Kenya”

Jochen Fuss, Nikolai Spassov, David R. Begun, Madelaine Bohme “Potential hominin affinities of Graecopithecus from the late Miocene of Europe”

Sol Sanchez-Dehesa Galan “Homogeneity and variability in the Acheulean: preliminary results from the Garba I assemblage (Melka Kunture)”

Katerina Harvati, Sireen El Zaatari “Dental microwear texture analysis of the Middle Pleistocene hominin Eyasi 1 from Lake Eyasi, Tanzania”

Kudakwashe Jakata “A survey of uncertainty in CT scanning of fossils”

Rahab N. Kinyanjui, Emmanuel K. Ndiema, Purity W. Kiura, David R. Braun, Marion K. Bamford “Holocene environmental reconstruction from the Galana Boi Formation, East Turkana”

Tiphaine Maurin, Emmanuel Fara, Anne Delagnes, Jean-Renaud Boisserie “Faunal signal and Oldowan occupation: spatial analysis of faunal composition of Member E and Member F of the Shungura Formation”

Cecylia Paul Mgombere “Archaeological evidence of food production practiced during the nineteenth century ivory and slave trade in southern Tanzania”

Seminew Asrat Mogesie, Jonathan S Reeves, Matthew Douglass, David R Braun “Using GIS and 3D photogrammetry to understand the formational history of surface lithic assemblages in Koobi Fora, Kenya”

Veronica Mwihaki Muiruri, Richard Bernhart Owen , Andrew Cohen, Tim K. Lowenstein, Robin W. Renaut, Emma P. McNulty, Dan Deocampo, Chris Campisano, Richard Potts, Anna K. Behrensmeyer “Late Quaternary diatom and palynomorph stratigraphies and palaeoenvironments of the Koora Graben and Lake Magadi Basin, Kenya Rift Valley”

Enquye W. Negash, Jonathan G. Wynn, Rene L. Bobe “Understanding vegetation structure in modern ecosystems: implications for hominin landscape dynamics”

Rajeev Patnaik “Rodent-based biochronology of a new Upper Siwalik Locality (Himachal Pradesh, India): implications for possible connections with East African hominid bearing localities”

Philista Malaki “The potential of avifauna as paleoenvironmental indicators”

Christine A. Ogola, Julius B. Lejju, Emmanuel K. Ndiema, Elizabeth Kyazike “Faunal remains from Kakapel rock art and archaeological site, Busia County, Kenya”

Isaya O. Onjala “Interpretations of Kenya’s dry-stone built heritage landscapes”

Richard Potts “Relevance of Kenyan and Ethiopian drill cores to human evolution: the case of the Olorgesailie Drilling Project, Kenya”

Janina Rannikko, Indrė Žliobaitė, Mikael Fortelius “Relative abundances and paleoecology of four suid genera in Turkana Basin, Kenya, during Plio-Pleistocene”

Hailay Reda, Stephen R. Frost, Evan Simons, Monya Anderson, Yohannes Haile-Selassie “Preliminary study of the Cercopithecidae from Leado Didoa locality, Woranso-Mille (central Afar), Ethiopia”

Javier Ruiz, Fedeico Mansilla, Valle Lopez, Juan-Luis Arsuaga, Liv Motta “Walking at Laetoli: speed and behaviour of track-makers hominins”

Kokeli Peter Ryano, Karen L. van Niekerk, Christopher S. Henshilwood, Sarah Wurz “Shellfish and tortoise exploitation during the Oakhurst at Klipdrift Cave, southern Cape, South Africa: human predation pressure and climatic implications”

Antoine Souron, Jean-Renaud Boisserie “New Kolpochoerus remains from the Shungura Formation, Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia: implications for the systematics and paleobiogeography of the genus and its use in biostratigraphy”

Christopher Ssebuyungo, Tamara Dogandžić, Kathryn L. Ranhorn, Silindokuhle S. Mavuso, Logan Van Hagen, Shannon L. Warren, Michael J. Ziegler, David R. Braun “Site formation processes at GaJj17 (East Turkana, Kenya)”

Deano D. Stynder “Middle Pleistocene hominin adaptive strategies along the southwest coast of South Africa”

Youping Wang “The migrations and settlements of Pleistocene hominins in China and East Asia”

Deming Yang, Kevin T. Uno “Seasonal variation of 13C and 18O in extant African suid enamel and its implications for fossil suid diets and paleoecology of hominin fossil sites”

Clement Zanolli, Lei Pan, Jean Dumoncel, Frikkie de Beer, Jakobus Hoffman, Roberto Macchiarelli, J. Francis Thackeray, Jose Braga “The tooth structural signature(s) of southern African early Homo: implications for the assessment of human paleobiodiversity”

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