HoMeCo Projects

The Onset and Evolution of Early Hominin Meat Consumption (HoMeCo) - The position of Plio-Pleistocene hominins in African paleo-food webs based on nitrogen isotopes in tooth enamel
The overarching goal of this project is to reconstruct the onset and evolution of meat consumption of Plio-Pleistocene hominins more
Paleo-Primate Project Gorongosa
As a research affiliate at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, T. Lüdecke is the leading geochemist of the Paleo-Primate Project Gorongosa (PPPG), Mozambique. more
South African Homininis
The overarching goal of this pilot study is to reconstruct the position of southern African Australopithecus in its paleo-food web to evaluate the consumption of animal vs. plant resources in this taxon. more
Leibniz Collaborative Excellence: Understanding the “Anthropocene”: human alteration of ecosystems in our deep history
Collaborators: S. Gaudzinski-Windheuser (Johannes Gutenberg University) L. Kindler (MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Leibniz- Research-Institute for Archaeology), T. Tütken, T. Tacail (Johannes Gutenberg University), A. Martinez-Garcia (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry) more
Early hominin (plant-based) dietary adaptation in the southern East African Rift
The overarching goal of this project is to reconstruct (Plio-)Pleistocene paleotemperature, vegetation, precipitation and evaporation patterns of hominin localities in the southern part of the East African Rift  more
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