Reconstructing South Africa's climate over the last two million years

A very different environment for early toolmakers in South Africa

Michaela Ecker, a former doctoral student in the Oxford School of Archaeology, details her recent research at Wonderwerk Cave of Southern Africa, on which she is the lead-author. Conducted in partnership with the University of Toronto, the Hebrew University Jerusalem, the National Museum in Bloemfontein and the McGregor Museum in Kimberley, South Africa, the findings, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, shed light on how the first humans and the environment itself may have evolved.

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