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Biography

After finishing my Masters of Research (MRes) in Human Origins at Leiden University and working in commercial archaeology in the Netherlands, I started this PhD project under the supervision of Bournemouth University’s School of Applied Sciences’ Dr. John Stewart, Dr. Amanda Korstjens and Dr. Philippa Gillingham.

The project examines the dynamics of geographic ranges of both mammals that went extinct and those that survived during one of the most dramatic climatic changes in recent history: the Last Glacial Maximum up to the beginning of the Holocene.

Furthermore it also explores changes in bio-geography in response to changes in climate between 60.000 and 8000 years ago.

This comparative approach is likely to provide novel insights into the ways in which species respond to climate change and human presence e.g. the cause of mega faunal and Neanderthal extinction.

Favourites

  • Joordens, J.C.A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Feibel, C.S., Spoor, F., Sier, M.J., van der Lubbe, J.H.J.L., Nielsen, T.K., Knul, M.V., Davies, G.R. and Vonhof, H.B., 2013. Improved age control on early Homo fossils from the upper Burgi Member at Koobi Fora, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution, 65 (6), 731-745.
  • Van Kolfschoten, T., Knul, Buhrs, E. and Gielen, M., 2012. Butchered large bovids (Bos primigenius and Bison priscus) from the Palaeolithic throwing spear site Schöningen 13 II-4 (Germany). In: Raemaekers, D.C.M., Esser, E., Lauwerier, R.C.G.M. and Zeiler, J.T., eds. A Bouquet of Archaeozoological Studies. Barkhuis.

Journal Articles

  • Slon, V., Knul, M.V., Stewart, J.R. et al., 2017. Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from Pleistocene sediments. SCIENCE, 356 (6338), 605-+.
  • Joordens, J.C.A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Feibel, C.S., Spoor, F., Sier, M.J., van der Lubbe, J.H.J.L., Nielsen, T.K., Knul, M.V., Davies, G.R. and Vonhof, H.B., 2013. Improved age control on early Homo fossils from the upper Burgi Member at Koobi Fora, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution, 65 (6), 731-745.

Chapters

  • Van Kolfschoten, T., Knul, Buhrs, E. and Gielen, M., 2012. Butchered large bovids (Bos primigenius and Bison priscus) from the Palaeolithic throwing spear site Schöningen 13 II-4 (Germany). In: Raemaekers, D.C.M., Esser, E., Lauwerier, R.C.G.M. and Zeiler, J.T., eds. A Bouquet of Archaeozoological Studies. Barkhuis.

PhD Students

  • Monika Knul (The project examines the dynamics of geographic ranges of both mammals that went extinct and those that survived during one of the most dramatic climatic changes in recent history: the Last Glacial Maximum up to the beginning of the Holocene. Furthermore it also explores changes in bio-geography in response to changes in climate between 60.000 and 8000 years ago. This comparative approach is likely to provide novel insights into the ways in which species respond to climate change and human presence e.g. the cause of mega faunal and Neanderthal extinction.)
  • Monika Knul (Faunal and Human Biogeography and Terminal Ice Age Climate Change)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Festival of Learning 2014 Bournemouth University - Primatology & Human evolution event

Qualifications

  • MA in Research Master Human Origins (Leiden University, 2012)
  • BA (Hons) in Archaeology (Leiden University, 2009)

Memberships

The data on this page was last updated at 04:07 on October 21, 2017.