Environmental and behavioral variability of early modern humans in Africa

Understanding large scale patterns in the evolution of our species requires syntheses afrom the continental or sub-continental scale to change over time at a single locality.


Tryon, C.A.; Faith, J.T. (2016) A demographic perspective on the East African Middle-to-Later Stone Age transition from Nasera rockshelter, Tanzania. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150238. .pdf

Faith, J.T.; Patterson, D.; Blegen, N.; O’Neill, C.J.; Marean, C.W.; Peppe, D.J.; Tryon, C.A. (2016) Size variation in Tachyoryctes splendens (Mammalia, Spalacidae) and its implications for late Quaternary temperature change in equatorial East Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 140: 39-48. pdf

Blegen, N.; Brown, F.H.; Jicha, B.R.; Binetti, K.M.; Faith, J.T.; Ferraro, J.V.; Gathogo, P.; Richardson, J.L.; Tryon, C.A. (2016) The Menengai Tuff: A 36 ka widespread tephra and its chronological relevance to Late Pleistocene human evolution in Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 152: 152-168. pdf

Tryon, C.A. (2015) The Aurignacian viewed from Africa, in White R., Bourrillon R. (eds.) with the collaboration of Bon F., Aurignacian Genius: Art, Technology and Society of the First Modern Humans in Europe, Proceedings of the International Symposium, April 08-10 2013, New York University, P@lethnology, 7, 19-33. pdf

Tryon, C.A. and Faith, J.T. (2013) Variability in the Middle Stone Age of Eastern Africa. Current Anthropology 54: S234-S254. .pdf

Blome, Margaret; Cohen, Andrew; Tryon, Christian & Alison Brooks
2012 The environmental context for the origins of modern human diversity: A synthesis of regional variability in African climate 150,000-30,000 years ago. Journal of Human Evolution 62:563-592. pdf