Jim Aronson Current Research Interests
- Studies of early hominid fossil site of Hadar (Ethiopia)
- Paleohydrological Studies Using Diagenetic/Hydrothermal Clay Mineral and Zeolites
Studies of early hominid fossil site of Hadar (Ethiopia)
|The recent sediments of the Hadar, in Ethiopia, hold some of the most important hominid fossils found to date.|
With colleagues I have been studying the early hominid fossil site of Hadar (Ethiopia). The studies are aimed at refining the chronology, at establishing the environment of deposition through sedimentological analysis, and at interpreting climate change from light isotope analysis of paleosol carbonates compared to soil carbonates from a variety of modern Ethiopian environments.
Aronson, J.L., Million, H., Savin., S.M., Hominid enviroments at Hadar from paleosol studies in a framework of Ethiopian climate change., Journal of Human Evolution., 2008 1-19 doi 10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.04.0004