SAC research in PNAS shows global spread of humans was influenced by climate change

New research by Dr Stephen Lycett , Dr Noreen von Cramon-Taubade and Lia Betti from SAC and colleagues from the the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol and London suggests that the global expansion of humans was influenced by climate change. The newly published research provides the first direct link between climate change and the timing of the expansion out of Africa, as well as the routes taken.

Their work is published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and is described in more detail on the University of Kent website. The article is entitled “Late Pleistocene climate change and the global expansion of anatomically modern humans” and can be downloaded from the PNAS website.

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