Berhane Asfaw

Rift Valley Research Service


Election Year: 2008
Primary Section: 51, Anthropology
Membership Type: Foreign Associate

Research Interests

My main interest is in human evolution between the time period between two and three million years ago. Major technological and biological changes occurred during this time. The earliest stone tools mark a dramatic shift in human behavior. There is also an increase in brain size in this little-known time period. I am pursuing a program of geological, archaeological, and paleontological research in order to generate the necessary data to test hypotheses regarding global climate change and human evolution, particularly the origin of our genus Homo during this period.

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