REDAE Blade Engda
Main research question
My research focuses on the ecology and taphonomy of vertebrate assemblages in the Lower Omo Valley (Shungura Formation, Ethiopia) in relation with the lithic industries discovered in these sites.
Topics of study
My taphonomic approach will emphasize on the process of faunal accumulation, faunal composition and bone surface modifications.
It will involve a comparative study between faunal assemblages associated with lithic production and those without.
My paleoceological approach will involve the analysis of dental microwear and ecomorphology for reconstructing ecological preferences and habitats at local scale.
Finally, these two approaches will be linked to determine factors affecting the ecological dynamics and to test patterns of hominid habitat exploitation.
My research is an integral part of the Omo Group Research Expedition (OGRE), a research project that annually conducts field work in the Lower Omo Valley since 2006.
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