Assessing the Amplitudes of Seasonality
in Continental Archaeological and Paleontological Contexts
- Olga OTERO, Pi (PALEVOPRIM)
- Géraldine GARCIA (PALEVOPRIM)
- Antoine SOURON (PACEA)
- Doris BARBONI (CEREGE)
Type of project
ASAP is a research project granted by Région Nouvelle Aquitaine (2019-2022)
ASAP aims the development, the calibration and the validation of two independent methods for the quantification of changes in the intensity of seasonal contrasts in the past. It is notably based on the study of growth marks recorded in the bone remains of ecthoterm animal fossils, and on the analysis of functional associations in fossil assemblages.
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Gardin A., Réveillac E., Lafitte A., Valentin L, Lapalus F., Bouchon D., Otero O. & Garcia G. In prep. An experimental study to estimate the relative impact of seasonal factors on growth rate and growth rate record in tropical freshwater fish and turtle.
Lapalus F., Otero O., Nekoulnang Djetounako C., Adoum M., Pinton A., de Rafélis M., Ségalen L., Likius A., Vignaud P., Brunet M., Garcia G. 2018. Perspectives on the use of growth rate patterns in fossil ectotherm bones to characterise ancient continental environments: case study in Late Neogene sites from Northern Chad (Djurab). Journal of African Earth Science, 147 (2018) 126–135.
Otero O., Lécuyer C., Fourel F., Martineau F., Mackaye H.T., Vignaud P., Brunet M. 2011. Freshwater fish δ18O indicates a Messinian change of the precipitation regime in Central Africa. Geology, 39(5): 435–438.