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Turtle collectors and what we know: a meta-analysis of mainland Southeast Asia’s zooarchaeological record

This post is by Cyler Conrad, author of the recently published paper “Archaeozoology in Mainland Southeast Asia: Changing Methodology and Pleistocene to Holocene Forager Subsistence Patterns in Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.” He is a PhD student in the Department of … Continue reading

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Article Spotlight: Older Collections and Meta Analyses

Our blog post series highlighting recent articles is back,  starting with the first of our summer publications, “The Promise and Peril of Older Collections: Meta-analyses and the zooarchaeology of Late Prehistoric/Early Historic Mexico” by Emily L. Jones and Caroline Gabe. … 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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Paleogenomes – are they influencing us a bit too much?

Post contributed by Tom Gilbert, Natural History Museum of Denmark.  Member of the Editorial Board for Open Quaternary.  More about Tom Gilbert’s research can be found here. Ancient DNA studies often draw fantastic levels of press coverage. Rarely a month … Continue reading

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Addressing the Once and Future Problem.

The Anthropocene is a fantastic time to be a Quaternarist. The last 2.5 million years of global changes offer so many important natural experiments to understand the future, from abrupt climate change to extinction to species introductions to disturbance shifts. … Continue reading

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