A two-million-year-long hydroclimatic context for hominin evolution in southeastern Africa

@article{Caley2018ATH,
  title={A two-million-year-long hydroclimatic context for hominin evolution in southeastern Africa},
  author={Thibaut Caley and Thomas Extier and James A Collins and Enno Schefu{\ss} and Lydie M. Dupont and B. Malaiz{\'e} and L. Rossignol and Antoine Souron and Erin L. McClymont and Francisco J. Jim{\'e}nez-Espejo and Carmen Garc{\'i}a-Comas and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Eynaud and Philippe Martinez and Didier M. Roche and Stephan J. Jorry and Karine Charlier and M{\'e}lanie Wary and Pierre-Yves Gourves and Isabelle Billy and Jacques Giraudeau},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={560},
  pages={76-79}
}
The past two million years of eastern African climate variability is currently poorly constrained, despite interest in understanding its assumed role in early human evolution1–4. Rare palaeoclimate records from northeastern Africa suggest progressively drier conditions2,5 or a stable hydroclimate6. By contrast, records from Lake Malawi in tropical southeastern Africa reveal a trend of a progressively wetter climate over the past 1.3 million years7,8. The climatic forcings that controlled these… Expand
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