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About downwithtime

Assistant scientist in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Studying paleoecology and the challenges of large data synthesis.

A view from the field.

Since we’re half a year away from the traditional academic time period known as “field season” (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), I’ve been thinking a lot about being out and about. For many Quaternary scientists field work involves coring … Continue reading

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The Summer Fieldwork Season II – The wilds of the Knersvlakte, Western Cape, South Africa

Teresa Steele is an Associate Professor in Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, currently on sabbatical in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. She is a member … Continue reading

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Mid-Holocene climate adaptation and Neolithic agriculture in the Fayum basin, Egypt

John M. Marston is an Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at Boston University. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Open Quaternary and an environmental archaeologist with research concentrations agricultural sustainability, climate-change adaptation, and the environmental impact … Continue reading

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Geoarchaeology’s role in climate adaptation.

This week’s post is contributed by Matthew Pope, a member of the Open Quaternary Editorial Board and researcher at University College London where he studies the ways in which humans have adapted to north European environments during the Quaternary. The … Continue reading

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Reconstructing pollution histories in the Lake Baikal basin: an application of silicon isotope geochemistry

This post represents the contributions of three authors. Anson Mackay is a professor in the Department of Geography at University College London and a member of the Open Quaternary Editorial Board. Virginia Panizzo is a Research Fellow in the School … Continue reading

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The Summer Fieldwork Season – The wilds of Kerry, Cork & the Orkneys

Benjamin Gearey is lecturer in Environmental Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology at University College Cork. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Open Quaternary and has research interests in the areas of peatland palaeoecology and archaeology. In … Continue reading

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Challenges and best practice in online science communication

This week’s post is by Bethan Davies, a Lecturer in Physical Geography at Royal Holloway College at the University of London.  Dr. Davies is a member of the Editorial Board for Open Quaternary and an expert in ice sheet dynamics in the … Continue reading

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