Quaternary

Just out | Human paleodiet and animal utilization strategies during the Bronze Age in northwest Yunnan Province, southwest China @ PLOS one

Just out @ PLOS one Human paleodiet and animal utilization strategies during the Bronze Age in northwest Yunnan Province, southwest China Author(s) Lele Ren, Xin Li, Lihong Kang, Katherine Brunson, Honggao Liu, Weimiao Dong, Haiming Li, Rui Min, Xu Liu, Guanghui Dong Abstract: Reconstructing ancient diets and the use of animals and plants augment our understanding of how humans adapted to different environments. Yunnan Province in southwest China is ecologically and

Just out | Environmental history and vegetation dynamics in response to climate variations and human pressure during the Holocene in Bassa Nera, Central Pyrenees @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Environmental history and vegetation dynamics in response to climate variations and human pressure during the Holocene in Bassa Nera, Central Pyrenees Author(s) Sandra Garcés-Pastor, Núria Cañellas-Boltà, Albert Pèlachs, Joan-Manuel Soriano, Ramon Pérez-Obiol, Aaron Pérez-Haase, Miguel-Angel Calero, Oriol Andreu, Nil Escolà, Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia Abstract: With the aims of investigating the causes of environmental changes in high mountain ecosystems during the Holocene in relation to climate

Just out | Diatom records and tephra mineralogy in pingo deposits of Seward Peninsula, Alaska @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Diatom records and tephra mineralogy in pingo deposits of Seward Peninsula, Alaska Author(s) Olga Palagushkina, Sebastian Wetterich, Boris K. Biskaborn, Larisa Nazarova, Lutz Schirrmeister, Josefine Lenz, Georg Schwamborn, Guido Grosse Abstract: Vast areas of the terrestrial Subarctic and Arctic are underlain by permafrost. Landscape evolution is therefore largely controlled by climate-driven periglacial processes. The response of the frozen ground to late Quaternary warm and

Just out | High-latitude vegetation and climate changes during the Mid-Pleistocene Transition inferred from a palynological record from Lake El'gygytgyn, NE Russian Arctic @ Boreas

Just out @ Boreas High-latitude vegetation and climate changes during the Mid-Pleistocene Transition inferred from a palynological record from Lake El’gygytgyn, NE Russian Arctic Author(s) Wenwei Zhao, Pavel E. Tarasov, Anatoly V. Lozhkin, Patricia M. Anderson, Andrei A. Andreev, Julie A. Korzun, Martin Melles, Ekaterina Y. Nedorubova, Volker Wennrich Abstract: A continuous pollen record from Lake El’gygytgyn (northeastern Russian Arctic) provides detailed information concerning the regional vegetation and climate history during

Just out | Xibalbaonyx oviceps, a new megalonychid ground sloth (Folivora, Xenarthra) from the Late Pleistocene of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, and its paleobiogeographic significance @ PalZ

Just out @ PalZ Xibalbaonyx oviceps, a new megalonychid ground sloth (Folivora, Xenarthra) from the Late Pleistocene of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, and its paleobiogeographic significance Author(s) Sarah R. Stinnesbeck, Eberhard Frey, Jerónimo Avíles Olguín, Wolfgang Stinnesbeck, Patrick ZellHeinrich Mallison, Arturo González González, Eugenio Aceves Núñez, Adriana Velázquez Morlet, Alejandro Terrazas Mata, Martha Benavente Sanvicente, Fabio Hering, Carmen Rojas Sandoval Abstract: Here we describe a new genus and species of giant

Just out | Non-traditional isotope perspectives in vertebrate palaeobiology @ Palaeontology

Just out @ Palaeontology Non-traditional isotope perspectives in vertebrate palaeobiology Author(s) Jeremy E. Martin, Theo Tacail, Vincent Balter Abstract: The recent development of multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) notably in the disciplines of earth sciences, now allows the precise measurement of isotope ratios, even at low concentration. Non-traditional isotope systems, such as alkaline earth (Ca, Mg) and transition (Cu, Fe, Zn) metals are now being measured in a variety

On the News | India | When Ostriches Called India Their Home @ The Wire

On the News @ The Wire Title:  When Ostriches Called India Their Home Ranjini Raghunath Excerpt: “One hundred million years ago, the splitting of the supercontinent Gondwanaland scattered flightless birds across the landmasses: Rheas in South America, emus in Australia-Antarctica and ostriches and elephant birds in Indo-Madagascar. When India later split from Madagascar and slammed into Asia, ostriches hitched along and lived in the sub-continent for a while, before trekking across

Just out |  In and out of the Neotropics: historical biogeography of Eneopterinae crickets @ Journal of Biogeography

Just out @ Journal of Biogeography In and out of the Neotropics: historical biogeography of Eneopterinae crickets Author(s) Natállia Vicente, Gael J. Kergoat, Jiajia Dong, Karla Yotoko, Frédéric Legendre, Romain Nattier, Tony Robillard Abstract: Aim | Multiple biogeographical scenarios involving vicariance and different colonization routes can explain disjunct species distributions in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, we tested several alternative hypotheses in Eneopterinae crickets, a diverse subfamily presenting a disjunct worldwide distribution.

Just out | Echoes from the past: New insights into the early hominin cochlea from a phylo-morphometric approach @ Comptes Rendus Palevol

Just out @ Comptes Rendus Palevol Echoes from the past: New insights into the early hominin cochlea from a phylo-morphometric approach Author(s) José Braga, Priscille Bouvier, Jordan Romeyer Dherbey, Patricia Balaresque, Laurent Risser, Jean-Michel Loubes, Jean Dumoncel, Benjamin Duployer, Christophe Tenailleau Abstract: We investigate cochlear variation, an indirect evidence of auditory capacities among early hominins and extant catarrhine species, in order to assess (i) the phylogenetic signal of relative external cochlear

On the News | Canada | Ancient mammoth tusk to wow visitors @ Alaska Highway News

On the News @ Alaska Highway News Title:  Ancient mammoth tusk to wow visitors Excerpt: “The Visitor Information Centre in Taylor has a mammoth new artifact on display. On Monday, Tom and Thelma Ostero donated a replica of a 50-pound, 27,000-year-old mammoth tusk to the district as part of ceremonies unveiling the refurbished replica of Alexander Mackenzie’s wooden canoe. The tusk was discovered by Wayne Gordon at the Nels Ostero gravel