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The palaeoecological context of the Oldowan-Acheulean in southern Africa

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The influence of climatic and environmental change on human evolution in the Pleistocene epoch is understood largely from extensive East African stable isotope records. These records show increasing proportions of C4 plants in the Early Pleistocene. We know far less about the expansion of C4 grasses at higher latitudes, which were also occupied by early Homo but are more marginal for C4 plants. Here we show that both C3 and C4 grasses and prolonged wetlands remained major components of Early ...

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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1038/s41559-018-0560-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology; Archaeology Research Lab
ORCID:
0000-0001-9581-1882
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Ecker, M
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Ecology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
1080–1086
Publication date:
2018-05-21
Acceptance date:
2018-04-18
DOI:
EISSN:
2397-334X
Pubs id:
pubs:854497
URN:
uri:77c6bbee-e8cf-4576-96f5-4f3170f0e565
UUID:
uuid:77c6bbee-e8cf-4576-96f5-4f3170f0e565
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pubs:854497
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English

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