Advances and progress modelling the MPR
Dates: November, 28-29, 2018
Venue: CENIEH, Paseo Sierra de Atapuerca, 3. Burgos (Spain)
This workshop is continuation of the meeting held in Mauer in 2017 to discuss which environmental factors drove early human expansions and had an impact on their settlements. It will provide an overview of the progress made with the application of modeling approaches to the evaluation of the hypotheses to reconstruct the environmental constraints and to analyse the empirical evidence on cultural evolution during the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution. Participants will share their experiences and discuss ways to overcome the difficulties encountered during the development and application of the models. We will focus on hominin responses to shifts in the environments, illustrated by changes in the archaeo-palaeontological record. The role of culture in the survival and subsistence strategies and their impact on the dynamics of hominin occurrences will be the central topics in our discussion. Specific questions include, but are not restricted to: What are the environmental constraints for hominin occupation? What renders a habitat suitable for hominins? What role do resources play and in which way do they constrain hominin occupation? How did competitive interactions shape the human niche? Contributions on these topics are welcome. Participation in the 2017 Mauer workshop, or in other previous meetings organized by METHOD, is not required.
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