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Danielle Schreve Inaugural Lecture - Our Beastly Past: Ice Age Mammals and Early Humans

Posted on 21/02/2013

Professor Danielle Schreve will deliver her inaugural lecture at 6:15pm on Thursday 28th February in the Windsor Auditorium. 

Colleagues, research collaborators, students, family, friends and members of the public will be coming together to celebrate Professor Schreve's achievements, and to hear more about her work.

Over the last half a million years, Britain has experienced some of the most extreme variations in climate and environment ever witnessed in the Earth’s history. These produced major turnover in the composition of the mammalian fauna, driving evolutionary change and, for some species, extinction. The mammalian succession also influenced the fate of early humans, in terms of hunting opportunities, raw material availability and competition with other predators for food and shelter. In her lecture, Danielle Schreve will focus on the origins of the British mammal fauna, past environments and interactions with early humans, tracing their astonishing story through key archives of Quaternary environmental change, from evidence of ancient interglacials preserved in river terrace deposits to high-resolution cave records of abrupt climate change from the very end of the last ice age.

Everyone is very welcome, admission is free, and no booking is necessary.  There will be a reception in the Windsor Building Foyer to follow the event.


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