New publication: Strontium isotope ratios in East Africa and implications for palaeoanthropology and archaeology

A new paper published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology  provides the first mapped predictions of the spatial variation in bioavailable strontium isotope ratios for East Africa.

Co-authored by Associate Professor Vaughan Grimes the research represents a crucial resource for future work on ancient and modern animal and human mobility in the region, with important implications for hominin and human evolution, the dispersal of food-producing populations, and large-scale mammalian migrations.

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Anti-racism statement

The Department of Archaeology at Memorial University stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour engaged in the struggle against anti-Black racism today and every day and with communities around the world protesting overt and systemic racism, injustice, and inequality.

We are committed to learning more, and fighting oppression in archaeology while providing a space free of discrimination for our students and all members of the community. We will work to address racism, racist violence and discrimination through ongoing conversations and awareness-building.

Read the Canadian Archaeological Association's statement about how archaeologists in Canada can fight racism.

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